Ocean Events


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...


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...


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....


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.



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,...


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...


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...


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...


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


Lecture on Kelp

November 8, 2019, Charleston

Kelp and kelp detritus.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Kelp will be the topic for the next installment of the Fall Seminar Series at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB), coming up on Friday, Nov. 8, 4 p.m. in OIMB’s Boathouse Auditorium.  The speaker is Christie Yorke, speaking on “Kelp...


Marbled Murrelet Seminar

November 7, 2019, Newport

Marbled Murrelet on the next.\Photo by Brett Lovelace.

As part of the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) Seminar Series, wildlife biologist Jim Rivers will speak on research focused on the elusive and threatened Marbled Murrelet.  Dr. Rivers speaks at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, in the...


Ocean Habitats Presentation

November 1, 2019, Charleston

Methane seep off Oregon.\Photo courtesy of Oregon State University.

The next installment of the Fall Seminar Series at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) is coming up on Friday, Nov. 1, 4 p.m. in OIMB’s Boathouse Auditorium.  The speaker is Andrew Thurber of Oregon State...


Tuna Talk

October 29, 2019, Newport

Albacore tuna.\Image courtesy of NOAA.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) offers a special talk (outside its regular seminar series) on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2 p.m. in the Guin Library Seminar Room at the HMSC (2030 S.E. Marine Science Dr. in the South Beach area of Newport).

The speak is...


Lecture on Larvae

October 25, 2019, Charleston

Juvenile Dungeness crab, interrupted on journey home.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

As part of the Fall Seminar Series at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB), Jason Hodin will speak on “Here Comes the Neighborhood:  How Larvae Find Their Way Home.”  His talk takes place on Friday,...


OPAC Meeting

October 21, 2019, Newport

OPAC meeting in action.

The next meeting of the state’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council it planned for Monday, Oct. 21, at the Agate Beach Best Western (3019 N. Coast Hwy) in Newport.  The tentative starting time, 9 a.m., may change.

The agenda for this meeting is not yet available but will be...


Mollusk Research Lecture

October 18, 2019, Charleston

Mussels, speaking of molluscs.\Photo courtesy of ODFW

As part of the Fall Seminar Series at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB), Kevin Kocot will speak on “Biodiversity, Systematic, and Genomics of the Mollusks.”  His talk takes place on Friday, Oct.18, 4 p.m. in OIMB’s Boathouse...


Sea Otter Presentation

October 17, 2019, Port Orford

Sea otter eating a crab.\Photo by Arenkert.

Bob Bailey, president of the Elakha Alliance, will speak on “Sea Otters in Oregon” on Thursday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m., in the Port Orford Public Library (1421 Oregon St.).  The talk is free and open to all.

Bailey, a former Oregon Shores board member and...