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

Aug
26

Sea Otter Webinar

August 26, 2020

Sea otter "raft."\Photo by David Sidle.

The Elakha Alliance is sponsoring a webinar on “The Legal and Economic Considerations of Sea Otter Reintroduction” on Wednesday, Aug. 26, at 6 p.m.  Speakers will be Bob Bailey, the Alliance’s president, and Michele Zwartjes, a biologist with the U.S....

Aug
25

Webinar on Waves and Beaches

August 25, 2020

Waves at sunset washing Cape Perpetua.\Photo by Tara Dubois.

The Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve Collaborative, unable to gather audiences physically, is offering an online exploration of the shore with a webinar entitled “Waves, Sand, and Beaches:  The Constantly Changing Shoreline.”  Free...

Aug
13

Video Tour of Heceta Bank

August 13, 2020

Explore the undersea habitat off Oregon's shore with new film.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The public is invited to a special screening of Oregon State Productions’ film “Heceta Bank: Orgon’s Hidden Wonder,” on Thursday, Aug. 13, 6 p.m.  The virtual event includes a panel discussion and...

Aug
6

Lampreys Online

August 6, 2020

Laurie Weitkamp.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s research seminar series has moved online, but is still going strong.  On Thursday, Aug. 6, 3:30 p.m., the speaker will be Laurie Weitkamp, a Research Fisheries Biologist with the NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center.

Her topic: “All...

Jul
31

Meeting on Ocean Acidification

July 31, 2020

Testing ocean waters in an Oregon marine reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Oregon’s Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Council will hold its summer meeting on Friday, July 31, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

At present, the plan is still to hold an in-person meeting, place to be determined.  Watch this...

Jul
30

Webinar on Ocean, Climate & Plastics

July 30, 2020

Marine debris at sea.\Photo by Kip Evans.

he Healthy Oceans Coalition and the Inland Ocean Coalition invite everyone to a new webinar series, Ocean Climate Conversations, where they dive into issues at the intersections of climate change, the ocean, and society. The inaugural webinar, coming...

Jul
23

Seminar on Fish Populations

July 23, 2020

Lingcod, one of the species to be discussed in this seminar, in its habitat.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

In the coronavirus era, the Hatfield Marine Science Center is holding its seminar series online.  These events are free and open to the public.

Next up is Kiva Oken, Assistant Professor,...

Jul
22

Virtual Science Pub Walrus Talk

July 22, 2020

Sheanna Steingass.

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 fun, educational…and,...

Jul
16

Marbled Murrelet Survey Training

July 16, 2020

Marbled Murrelet at sea.\Photo by Rich MacIntosh.
Marbled Murrelet at sea.\Photo by Rich MacIntosh.

The 15th annual marbled murrelet community survey is taking place this year, virus or no virus, but due to pandemic restrictions the volunteer training will be virtual this time around.  The only training for 2020 takes place on Thursday,...