Ocean Events

Dec
10

Talk on Yachats Geology

December 10, 2022

Yachats River mouth, with Cape Perpetua to the right. /Photo by Alex Derr.
Yachats River mouth, with Cape Perpetua to the right. /Photo by Alex Derr.

As part of the remote Winter Speaker Series, the Cape Perpetua Collaborative will be hosting Dave Muerdter to talk about his work as a geologist on Saturday Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. Muerdter is a local geologist and...

Dec
12

Conference on Ocean Plastics

December 12, 2022 - December 13, 2022, Newport

Marine debris plastics in the ocean. /Photo by Kip Evans
Marine debris plastics in the ocean. /Photo by Kip Evans

On Dec. 12 and 13, the Pacific Northwest Consortium on Plastics is holding their annual conference in Newport. The event will take place at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in the Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building (2030 SE Marine...

Dec
13

Kelp Documentary Screening

December 13, 2022

"Kelp Me Please" student documentary. /Photo courtesy of Cape Perpetua Collaborate

On Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m., Cape Perpetua Collaborative will be screening Kelp Me Please, a student documentary about kelp forest conservation in Oregon.

About the film:

"Kelp Me Please is a short film made...

Dec
14

Lecture on Snowy Plovers

December 14, 2022, Cannon Beach

Snowy Plovers. /Photo by Cathy Tronquet
Snowy plovers at South Beach.\Photo by Cathy Tronquet.

On Wednesday, Dec. 14, the Friends of Haystack Rock and the Cannon Beach Library will continue the World of Haystack Rock Library Lecture Series.

This month's speaker will be Allison Anholt, Coastal Community Science Biologist with...

Jan
11

Lecture on Oregon's Marine Reserves

January 11, 2023, Cannon Beach

Redfish Rocks, Oregon Marine Reserve. /Photo courtesy of ODFW.
Redfish Rocks, Oregon Marine Reserve. | Photo from Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

On Wednesday, Jan. 11, the Friends of Haystack Rock and the Cannon Beach Library will continue the World of Haystack Rock Library Lecture Series.

This month's lecture will be by the Oregon Department of...

Jan
26

Lecture on Oils Spill Effects on Sperm Whales

January 26, 2023, Newport

OSU researchers identifying and tagging whales in the field. /Photo by Clarissa Teixeira.
OSU researchers identifying and tagging whales in the field. /Photo by Clarissa Teixeira.

As part of the ongoing Research Seminars series, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will host Clarissa Teixeira, a postdoctoral scholar at Oregon State University's Whale Habitat, Ecology, &...

Jan
27

Big Blue Film Fest

January 27, 2023, Newport

Yaquina Bay bridge. /Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.
Yaquina Bay bridge. /Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

On Friday Jan. 27 and Saturday Jan. 28 the Hatfield Marine Science Center will host the Big Blue Film Fest. The event will primarily take place in the Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building Auditorium (2030 SE Marine Science Dr....

Feb
2

Lecture on Estuary Ecology

February 2, 2023, Newport

Students of the Brady Lab conducting field work. /Photo courtesy of University of Maine.
Students of the Brady Lab conducting field work. /Photo courtesy of University of Maine.

As part of the ongoing Research Seminars series, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will host Damian Brady, an Agatha B. Darling Associate Professor of Oceanography at the University of Maine, to...

Past Events

Oct
20

Public Hearings on Changes to Beach Water Quality Monitoring

October 20, 2015 - October 29, 2015

Photo of water quality warning sign.
The Oregon Beach Monitoring Program (OBMP) is beginning a formal process to adopt a new “beach action value” (BAV) that would be used beginning in the 2017 monitoring season.  The BAV is used to determine when public health advisories should be issued for beaches.  Up till now, the threshold...
Oct
1

Ocean Conditions on Tap for Science Pub

October 1, 2015, Toledo

Photo of Laurie Weltkamp.
Changing conditions in Oregon’s nearshore ocean, and their potential impact on marine ecosystems and salmon populations, will be the topic of a “Science Pub” event on Thursday, Oct. 1, 6:30 p.m. at the Twisted Snout brewery in Toledo (318 S. Main St.).

The free event is co-sponsored by...

Sep
19

A Robust(us) Discussion in Newport

September 19, 2015, Newport

 

Photo of Jim Sumich.Gray whale expert Jim Sumich will speak to the Yaquina Birders & Naturalists at their meeting on Thursday, Sept. 17.  The meeting, which is free and open to the public, starts at 7 p.m. at the Public Meeting Room of Central Lincoln PUD (2129 North Coast Highway) in north Newport.

Sumich will...

Sep
19

Marine Reserves Partnership Offers Photography Classes

September 19, 2015, Cape Falcon

Jason Waicunas.
 By way of encouraging Oregonians to put marine reserves in their viewfinders, the Oregon Marine Reserves Partnership has been offering a series of photography classes this summer, led by professional photographer Jason Waicunas of Outdoor Viewfinder. One more opportunity remains, coming up...
Sep
19

Guided Bird Walk in Newport

September 19, 2015, Newport

Photo of Pelicans.
The Yaquina Birders & Naturalists are offering a free guided bird walk on Saturday, Sept. 19.  Laimons Osis will lead a field trip to one of the most bird-rich areas in Newport.  The expedition will start with a walk along the Estuary Trail at the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center to look...
Sep
4

Cape Perpetua Volunteer Appreciation Event Planned

September 4, 2015, Yachats

View from Cape Perpetua. Photo by Alex Derr.
Our friends and allies with Surfrider and the Audubon Society have set up a special event to thank the many volunteers who have become engaged with citizen science and interpretation for the public in the area of the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve. Future volunteers are welcome, too! 

The Cape...