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

Dec
17

Seminar on Salmonids

December 17, 2020

A salmonid (sockeye) native to the Pacific Northwest, not Chile.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s public seminar series has moved online for the duration of the pandemic.  Next up, on Thursday, Dec. 17, 3:30 p.m., is Daniel Gomez-Uchida, Associate Professor,...

Dec
10

Seminar on Migration

December 10, 2020

Whimbrel passing through Del Rey Beach.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Thursday seminar series has moved online for the duration of the pandemic.  Next up is a talk on migration by M. Renee Bellinger, Hawai'i Cooperative Studies Unit, Adjunct Assistant...

Dec
10

Rocky Habitat Working Group Meeting

December 10, 2020

Rocky shore and pigeon guillemots.\Phot courtesy of OPRD.

The Rocky Habitat Working Group of the Ocean Policy Advisory Council will meet on Thursday, Dec. 10, 8-11 a.m., online.  The chief topic of discussion is the evaluation process for the currently ongoing site designation process under...

Dec
9

Eelgrass Talk

December 9, 2020

Eelgrass in Netarts Bay.\Photo by York Johnson.

The Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS (Watershed, Estuary, Beach and Sea) are sponsoring a talk about eelgrass by Tony D’Andrea.  The event, free and open to all takes place online on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 6 p.m.

A flowering aquatic plant, eelgrass is...

Dec
5

Surrogate Whale Watch Presentation

December 5, 2020

Gray whales at Depoe Bay.\Photo by Era Horton.

In normal winters, we would be fast approaching Whale Watch Week, and State Parks’ Whale Watching Spoken Here program would be gearing up.  But it is 2020, we’re back to a coronavirus “freeze,” and there will be no public whale-oriented...

Nov
23

Abalone Book Talk

November 23, 2020

Endangered black abalone.\Photo courtesy of MARINe

Ann Vileisis will discuss her new book, “Abalone:  the remarkable history and uncertain future of California’s iconic shellfish,” in an online talk on Monday, Nov. 23, at 7 p.m.  The event is hosted by the Oregon State University Port Orford...