Ocean Events

Aug
10

State of the Coast: Call for Sessions

August 10, 2022

A view of Cape Meares. /Photo by Gregory Henton
A view of Cape Meares. /Photo by Gregory Henton

The State of the Coast conference is accepting submissions for session ideas until Wednesday, Aug. 10. They are soliciting both 10-minute “ignite talks” and 75-minute interactive breakout sessions.

The conference will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5...

Aug
11

Call for Intertidal Survey Volunteers

August 11, 2022, Newport

Cascade Head Marine Reserve. /Photo courtesy of ODFW
Cascade Head, site of the marine reserve that is part of the U.N. Biosphere Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) Marine Reserves team will be conducting intertidal mussel bed surveys next week at the Cascade Head Marine Reserve. They are looking...

Aug
11

Cape Falcon Marine Reserve Walk

August 11, 2022, Arch Cape

Cape Falcon, viewing the marine reserve.
Cape Falcon, viewing the marine reserve.\Photo by Alex Derr.

The North Coast Land Conservancy (NCLC) offers a “walk and talk” on the Elk Flats Trail to Devil’s Cauldron, within Oswald West State Park.  The event, from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Aug. 11, is free and open to all, but...

Aug
25

Sustainable Fishing Lecture

August 25, 2022, Newport

Scientists study the effects of algal blooms in marine fisheries. /Photo courtesy of NOAA
Scientists study the effects of algal blooms in marine fisheries. /Photo courtesy of NOAA

As part of the ongoing Research Seminars series, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will be hosting Dr. Katelyn Bosley, a crustacean biologist from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife....

Aug
25

Presentation by Elakha Alliance Interns

August 25, 2022

Sea otter eating a crab. /Photo by Arenkert
Sea otter eating a crab.\Photo by Arenkert.

Join the Elakha Alliance’s Summer Tribal Interns on Thursday, Aug. 25 at 6 p.m. to learn about the traveling cultural display they created. This display is the final project of their summer internship and will highlight the relationships between...

Aug
28

Tidepool Ambassador Tour

August 28, 2022, Florence

ea star and anemones\Photo by Victoria Tierney.
ea star and anemones\Photo by Victoria Tierney.

Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve Collaborative is offering free, small-group tours with a Tidepool Ambassador Guide during the lowest tides of the summer. Tours will last one hour, guests are encouraged to continue exploring the reserve on their...

Nov
17

Land-Sea Symposium

November 17, 2022, Yachats

North boundary of Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve. /Photo courtesy of Oregon Marine Reserves Flickr
North boundary of Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve. /Photo courtesy of Oregon Marine Reserves Flickr

The Cape Perperua Land-Sea Symposium will be resuming as an in-person event for its 10th annual celebration this year. The event will take place at the Yachats Commons (441 U.S. 101, Yachats) on...

Past Events

Mar
5

Lecture on Kelp and Whales

March 5, 2022

Kelp forest and research vessel.\Photo courtesy of the Cape Perpetua Collaborative.

The Cape Perpetual Collaborative presents a talk on “Kelp to Whales:  Evidence for a Bottom-Up Trophic Cascade” on Saturday, March 5, 10 a.m.  The online presentation is free and open to all.

The speaker is...

Mar
4

Meeting on Wind Energy and Fisheries

March 4, 2022

Closeup of an offshore wind turbine.\Photo courtesy of Cornell University.

The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is developing a plan to open the ocean in federal waters off Oregon’s shore to wind energy development.  This is a form of renewable energy, but it also poses...

Mar
3

Seminar on Climate and Fisheries

March 3, 2022

The Newport fishing fleet.\Photo by Sara Schreiber.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Thursday Research Seminar Series continues online. Next up, on Thursday, March 3, at 3:30 p.m., is a talk on “Climate change effects on important fisheries species: from individual physiology to...

Feb
26

Plastic Pollution Action Day

February 26, 2022, Lincoln City

Gull sculpture by Washed Ashore, made from marine debris.

Washed Ashore, a Bandon-based non-profit that creates works of art from marine debris and displays them around the world, along with partners, is sponsoring “Swimming Upstream:  Addressing Plastics Pollution through Action” on...

Feb
25

Offshore Wind Task Force Meets

February 25, 2022

Offshore wind energy turbines.\Photo courtesy of Stanford University.

The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is assessing Oregon’s continental shelf for sites for wind energy development.  “Call areas,” where BOEM intends to offer leases to would-be wind developers who will...

Feb
24

Workshop on Marine Debris for Educators

February 24, 2022

Students conducting a marine debris survey.\Photo by Fawn Custer.

Oregon Sea Grant offers a workshop for educators in grades 4-12 who would like to incorporate the topic of marine debris prevention into their teaching.  “Marine Debris Interruptions” takes place on Thursday, Feb. 24, 4:30-6...

Feb
19

Whale Entanglement Talk

February 19, 2022

Whale showing fluke.\Photo by Rena Olson.

The Oregon chapter of the American Cetacean Society (ACS) offers a free public talk, “Going in for the Krill: Developing Prey-Informed Ecosystem Models to Mitigate Whale Entanglement Risk in Oregon.”  It takes place on Saturday, Feb. 19, at 10...

Feb
17

Seminar on Predators and Prey

February 17, 2022

Megan Sabal

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Thursday Research Seminar Series continues online.  Next up is lecture on “Predator effects on migratory prey behavior, ecology, and evolution, on Thursday, Feb. 17, 3:30 p.m.

The speaker is Megan Sabal, a postdoctoral scholar with Oregon State...

Feb
10

Talk on Tidal Wetlands

February 10, 2022

Laura Brophy in the field.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar Series continues online.  This week’s event, on Thursday, Feb. 10, at 3:30 p.m., features renowned wetland ecologist Laura Brophy, who studies Oregon’s estuarine and lower-river marshes and tidal swamps.  Her...