Ocean Events

Oct
20

Online Research Summit

October 20, 2020

Marine research diver.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Determined to demonstrate that social distancing does not prevent the spread of ideas, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) is moving its 2020 Research Summit online. This informative and interactive half-day event will be online from 1-5...

Oct
21

Orca Pub Talk

October 21, 2020

Orcas (killer whales) in their habitat.\Photo courtesy of National Marine Fisheries Service.

Social distancing takes some of the fun out of “science pub” events, at which people have heretofore gathered to socialize, hoist a beer or two, and listen to talks about science.  But the Hatfield...

Past Events

May
20

Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

May 20, 2020, Port Orford

Oystercatcher with chick.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.
Oystercatcher with chick.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.

This year’s annual survey for Black Oystercatchers will focus just on identifying and monitoring nest sites—the abundance survey will not be done this year.  If you would be interested in learning more about Black Oystercatchers and this...

May
20

Virtual Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

May 20, 2020

Black Oystercatcher.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.

This year’s annual survey for Black Oystercatchers will focus just on identifying and monitoring nest sites—the abundance survey will not be done this year. 

Due to coronavirus measures, the volunteer training sessions that had been planned...

May
19

Sea Otter Webinar

May 19, 2020

Sea otters.\Photo by Fritz Wilhelm.

Like so many conservation groups, the Elakha Alliance is moving online to tell it story.  The alliance, which Oregon Shores helped to found, is dedicated to exploring the possibility of reintroducing sea otters to Oregon.  The Elakha Alliance and the...

May
19

Virtual Shark Talk

May 19, 2020

Great White Shark.\Photo courtesy of NOAA.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC in Newport hosts a Science on Tap series.  These are casual talks on scientific subjects, held at the nearby Rogue Brewery, combining food, beer, and entertaining explorations of research topics.  They are...

May
15

Oystercatcher Webinar

May 15, 2020

Black Oystercatchers.\Photo by Scott Carpenter.
Black Oystercatchers.\Photo by Scott Carpenter.

The Friends of Otter Rock group invites the public to join them for a Zoom meeting, featuring a talk on Black Oystercatchers by wildlife biologist Halle Renn.  The event takes place on Friday, May 15, 6 p.m.

The talk will provide general...

May
15

Seminar on Nurturing Seafood

May 15, 2020

Kelp forest on Haida Gwaii.\Photo by Lynn Lee.

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology’s Spring 2020 Seminar Series has moved online.  The public is welcome to sit in through Zoom at no cost.

On Friday, May 15, the speaker will be fishery biologist Lynn Lee, speaking on “Chiixuu Tll iinasdll...

May
9

Cancelled--Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

May 9, 2020, Newport

Black Oystercatcher.\Photo by Molly Sultany.
Black Oystercatcher.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Note:  The organizers had been holding out, in hopes that coronavirus restrictions would be lifted in time to allow this citizen science training event t take place, but have now cancelled the in-person event.  Online webinars are being...