Ocean Events

Mar
3

Marine Reserves Workshop

March 3, 2020 - March 4, 2020, Corvallis

Otter Rock Marine Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Nature Conservancy is hosting the Oregon Marine Reserves Size and Spacing Workshop in Corvallis on March 3-4. It takes place in the CH2M Hill Alumni Center (725 S.W. 26th St.) in Corvallis.  The agenda and exact times have not yet been...

Mar
3

Film Showing on Plastics

March 3, 2020, Salem

A number of recycling and conservation organizations are joining forces to sponsor a showing of the film “The Story of Plastic” on Tuesday, March 3, 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6), at the Historic Grand Theater (191 High St., N.E.) in Salem.

The film is an...

Mar
5

Marine Debris Survey

March 5, 2020, Yachats

Volunteer gathers marine debris at Cape Cove.\Photo by Tara Dubois.

A monthly marine debris survey is conducted at Cape Cove, just south of Cape Perpetua.  To participate, meet at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 Hwy 101, about three miles south of Yachats) in the parking lot at 3:30 p.m....

Mar
10

Presentation on Sea Otters

March 10, 2020, Gold Beach

Sea otter and pup.\Photo by Eleanor Solomon.

Bob Bailey, president of the Elakha Alliance, will speak about the possibility of restoring sea otters to Oregon on Tuesday, March 10, 6:30 p.m., at the Curry Public Library (94341 3rd St.) in Gold Beach.  The talk is free and open to all.

Bailey,...

Mar
11

Marine Mammal Lecture

March 11, 2020, Cannon Beach

Seal pup yawning.\Photo by Tiffany Boothe.

The Friends of Haystack Rock lecture series hosts a talk on marine mammals on the Oregon coast, when Debbie Duffield speaks on “Current Trends of Marine Mammals along the Oregon Coast.”  The event, free and open to all, takes place on Wednesday,...

Mar
20

Rocky Habitat Working Group Meeting

March 20, 2020, Newport

The current public comment period on the draft of the state’s new Rocky Habitat Management Strategy ends on March 1.  After taking some time to consider the comments, the Rocky Habitat Working Group of Oregon’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) will meet on...

Mar
21

Spring Whale Watch Week

March 21, 2020 - March 29, 2020

This spring, during peak Gray Whale migration, Oregon's best whale watching spots will be staffed for nine days by Oregon State Park interpreters, March 21-29.

During Spring Whale Watch, March 21-29, Oregon State Parks staffers can be found at the best...

Mar
28

Gray Whale Presentation

March 28, 2020, Yachats

In honor of Spring Whale Watch Week, the Cape Perpetua Winter Speaker Series features a talk on “Experiencing Gray Whales” by Michael Noack, retired chief park ranger and now naturalist and volunteer with the Siuslaw National Forest.  The presentation...

Apr
8

Shorebird Presentation

April 8, 2020, Cannon Beach

Juvenile Semipalmated Sandpiper.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Shorebirds will be the subject when the Friends of Haystack Rock lecture series hosts a talk on by Janet Essley on “Tidal Flats, Victorian Prudes, and Going to the Moon:  What We Can Learn from Sandpipers.”  The event, free and open to...

Past Events

Feb
11

Rocky Habitat Public Comment Session

February 11, 2020, Portland

Rocky intertidal habitat at Cape Falcon.\Photo by Tiffany Boothe.

We are the in the midst of the 30-day public comment period for the updated Rocky Habitat Management Strategy, which has been going through a lengthy drafting period over the past couple of years.  The Oregon Coastal...

Jan
29

Crab Research Talk

January 29, 2020, Seaside

Crab in hand.\Photo by Rena Olson.

The “Listening to the Land” speaker series kicks off its 2020 season on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 6 p.m., with a presentation by marine ecologist Sarah Henkel entitled "Listening to the Crabs.”  Dr. Henkel is an associate professor in Oregon State University’s...

Jan
23

Seminar on a Rockfish

January 23, 2020, Newport

Deacon Rockfish in its habitat in a marine reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Leif Rasmusen, Marine Fisheries Research Program Leader for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, will speak on “Biology and ecology of the newly (relatively) described Deacon Rockfish ,” as part of the HMSC...

Jan
18

Humpback Whale Talk

January 18, 2020, Newport

Humpback whale breaching.\Photo by Tiffany Boothe.

Karen Lohman, a graduate student in the Cetacean Conservation and Genomics Laboratory at Oregon State University, will be speak on "Where are the breeding grounds of the West Coast's humpback whales?" as part of the American Cetacean...

Jan
16

Seminar on Crab Research

January 16, 2020, Newport

A crab in the hand.\Photo by Rena Olson.

Sarah Henkel, a benthic ecologist based at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center, will speak on “Tracking Crabs: A Highly Collaborative Scientific and Law Enforcement Adventure,” as part of the HMSC Seminar Series in the Guin...

Jan
16

Rocky Habitat Meeting

January 16, 2020

Rocky shore habitat at low tide.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Oregon Ocean Policy Advisory Council’s Rocky Habitat Working Group holds its next meeting on Thursday, Jan. 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The meeting may not actually run that long, but sufficient time has been allowed for whatever...

Jan
11

Talk on Ocean Water Quality

January 11, 2020, Yachats

Cape Perpetua Visitor Center.\Photo by Andre' Hagestadt.

The Winter Speaker Series at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center hosts Briana Goodwin, Oregon field manager for the Surfrider Foundation, for a talk about beach water quality on Saturday, Jan. 11, 11 a.m. at the visitor center (2400 U.S....

Jan
9

Seminar on Pyrosomes

January 9, 2020, Newport

Pyrosomes washed up on the beach.\Photo by Steve Morey.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) Seminar Series is hosting a talk on a subject of great recent interest to marine scientists and beachcombers alike, the massive quantities of pyrosomes in our waters and on our beaches that...