Ocean Events

Jun
28

Offshore Wind Comment Deadline

June 28, 2022

 

Close-up of offshore wind turbine.
Close-up of offshore wind turbine.\Photo courtesy of BOEM.

The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has designated two “call areas” for siting offshore wind energy turbines off Oregon’s coast (west of Coos Bay and Brookings).  Once these areas have been confirmed after a comment...

Jun
30

Seminar on Soviet Whaling

June 30, 2022, Newport

 

 

Whale fluke.
Whale fluke.\Photo by Dennis White.
The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar Series continues on Thursday, June 30, 3:30 p.m., with a seminar on whaling in the Soviet era.  These talks are now delivered in hybrid fashion.  The events can be attended in person in the auditorium...

Past Events

Nov
4

Seminar on Human-Dolphin Relations

November 4, 2021

Bottlenose dolphins.\Photo courtesy of Marine Mammal Center.

It isn’t exactly “Flipper,” but the upcoming talk in the Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar Series deals with relations between people and dolphins.

Mauricio Cantor, an assistant professor with the Marine Mammal...

Nov
4

OPAC Meeting

November 4, 2021

Protection of rocky intertidal sites, like this one at Rocky Point, are on OPAC's agenda.\Photo by G. Ryder, OPRD.

The state’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council meets virtually on Thursday, Nov. 4, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Those concerned about such ocean-related issues as rocky habitat protection,...

Oct
29

State of the Coast Conference—Second Day

October 29, 2021

Beachgoers at Roads End.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The annual State of the Coast Conference takes place online again this year, Oct. 28-29.  The event, sponsored by Oregon Sea Grant, is free, but registration is required.  To register, go here.

The conference features an array of short talks,...

Oct
28

Seminar on Sustainable Fisheries

October 28, 2021

Newport's fishing fleet.\Photo by Kirt Edblom.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar Series continues online.  This week’s presentation, on Thursday, Oct. 28, at 3:30 p.m., deals with fisheries.  The event is free and open to all.

The speakers are Jessica Watson and Greg...

Oct
28

State of the Coast Conference

October 28, 2021

Fishing vessel at sea.\Photo by Jon Harvey.

The annual State of the Coast Conference takes place online again this year, Oct. 28-29.  The event, sponsored by Oregon Sea Grant, is free, but registration is required.  To register, go here.

The conference features an array of short talks,...

Oct
27

Salmon Restoration Symposium

October 27, 2021, Ocean Shores

Sockeye salmon spawning.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The 2021 Coast Region Symposium will be held in Ocean Shores, Washington, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 27.  The theme is “Restoration to Resilience:  Salmon Habitat in a Changing Climate.”  The event is free and open to all, but...

Oct
22

Rockfish Lecture

October 22, 2021

Canary rockfish.\Photo courtesy of Oceana.
Canary rockfish.\Photo courtesy of Oceana.

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology has started up its fall seminar series.  It will take place online again this year.  Most of the talks take place at 4 p.m. on Fridays, but there is one “public lecture,” scheduled for Friday, Oct. 22, at 7...

Oct
21

Talk on Birds and Kelp

October 21, 2021

Kelp bed at Crook Point.\Photo by Roy Lowe.
Kelp bed at Crook Point.\Photo by Roy Lowe.

It is widely known that kelp plays an important role in the nearshore ocean environment, particularly where fish and urchins are concerned.  Kelp beds are biologically rich marine habitats supporting a diversity of invertebrates and fish. Sea...

Oct
21

Eelgrass Seminar

October 21, 2021

Submerged eelgrass on a bay bottom.\Photo by Adam Obaza.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar Series continues online.  The next event, on Thursday, Oct. 21, at 3:30 p.m., focuses on a familiar occupant of our estuaries—eelgrass.

James Kaldy, of the Pacific Coastal Ecology...