Ocean Events

Feb
25

Rocky Habitat Meeting

February 25, 2021

Tidepool at Cannon Beach.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

The Rocky Habitat Working Group of the Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) is now holding a series of meetings to consider the proposals submitted by the public for “site designations”—areas of the rocky shoreline or offshore areas worthy of...

Feb
25

Virtual Docent Discussion

February 25, 2021

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar Series features a talk on “Public Science Communication in a Virtual World:  Honing your story for virtual tours, exhibits, and talks,” on Thursday, Feb. 25, at 3:30 p.m.  The presentation is free and open to all.

Speaker is Shawn Rowe, an...

Mar
4

Sea Otter Talk

March 4, 2021

Sea otter at sea.\Photo by Lilian Carswell.

The MidCoast Watersheds Council’s March community meeting will feature a presentation on “Oregon’s Lost Sea Otters:  Restoring a Cultural Heritage and Ecological Keystone.”  The event, free and open to all, takes place online on Thursday, March 4,...

Mar
10

Whale Entanglement Discussion

March 10, 2021

Beached humpback whale.\Photo by Dina Pavlis.

The “World of Haystack Rock” speaker series will take a look at impacts to cetaceans with a talk on “Insights into large whale entanglements in the Pacific Northwest from research on populations, responses, and reports” on Wednesday, March 10, at...

Mar
23

Offshore Wind Energy Webinar

March 23, 2021

Offshore wind energy development.\Photo courtesy of NOAA.

Proposals for wind energy development off Oregon’s coast have been made in the past, but haven’t gone anywhere.  But planning for a potential wind power future in taking place.  Wind power is a renewable energy source and doesn’t...

Mar
30

North Coast Citizen Science Preview

March 30, 2021

Seabird monitors at work.\Photo by Amelia O'Connor.

Four bird-focused citizen science projects taking place on the north coast will be described in an online session hosted by Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve and Portland Audubon on Tuesday, March 30, at 6 p.m.  The session is free and...

May
12

Talk on Puffin Monitoring

May 12, 2021

Puffins nesting on Haystack Rock.\Photo by Michael Coe.

The “World of Haystack Rock” speaker series will take a look at the iconic puffins which inhabit the rock with a talk on “Just how do you monitor the puffins?” on Wednesday, May 12, at 7 p.m.  The virtual presentation is free and open...

Past Events

Jan
27

Ocean Science Trust Meeting

January 27, 2021

 

Lingcod in habitat.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.
Support for research on marine conservation is the topic when the Oregon Ocean Science Trust meets online on Wednesday, Jan. 27, noon to 3 p.m.

Reports will be heard on the Marine Reserve Assessment Project, the Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia...

Jan
26

Rocky Habitat Meeting

January 26, 2021

Rocky habitat at Haystack Rock.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

The Rocky Habitat Working Group of Oregon’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) is scheduled to meet online on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2-3 p.m.

OPAC is considering the state’s new Rocky Habitat Management Strategy, with the working group...

Jan
21

Seminar on Orca Monitoring

January 21, 2021

Orcas off the Oregon coast.\Photo by Greg Ligi.

On Thursday, Jan. 21, at 3:30 p.m., the Hatfield Marine Science Center heads for the deep with a talk on how scientists monitor the health of orcas off our shores. John Durban, of the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State...

Jan
19

Sea Otter Presentation

January 19, 2021

 

Sea otter and pup.\Photo by Eric Palmer.
The Elakha Alliance, of which Oregon Shores is a founding member, works toward making the case for restoration of sea otters to the Oregon nearshore ocean ecosystem, where they have been extinct for more than a century.  On Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 6:30...
Jan
14

Green Crab Webinar

January 14, 2021

European green crab.\Photo courtesy of the University of Washington.

One of the invasive species that marine scientists in Oregon have been watching anxiously is the European green crab.  The next in the Hatfield Marine Science Center’s seminar series, now taking place online, will address...

Jan
12

Sunflower Stars on Tap

January 12, 2021

Sara Hamilton with urchin friend.

During the coronavirus era, the Hatfield Marine Science Center’s popular Science on Tap series of speakers has moved online.  You can still hoist a brew while learning about the latest in scientific research, you just have to do it at home.

On Tuesday, Jan....

Dec
17

Webinar on Sea Otters and Kelp

December 17, 2020

Sea otter ready for his close-up.\Photo by Alex Derr.

Learn about the Elakha Alliance, an organization working to explore the possibility of restoring sea otters to Oregon’s coastal ecosystem, through an introductory webinar, “The Plight of Oregon’s Kelp Ecosystem, Sea Otters, and Our...