Ocean Events

Mar
3

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...

Mar
3

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...

Mar
5

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....

Mar
10

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.

Bailey,...

Mar
11

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,...

Mar
20

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...

Mar
21

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...

Mar
28

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...

Apr
8

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

Jul
31

Lecture on Antarctica and Climate Change

July 31, 2019, Charleston

James McClintock, a professor from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will give the summer public lecture as part of the Summer Seminar Series at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OMB).  Dr. McClintock speaks at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 31, in the OIMB Boathouse Auditorium.  His...
Jul
29

Marbled Murrelet Survey

July 29, 2019, Yachats

Marbled Murrelet at sea.\Photo by Roy Lowe.

This summer's second round of this annual event (14 years now) starts with an evening program at the Yachats Commons (441 Hwy 101) on Monday, July 29, 6:30 p.m., about Marbled Murrelet biology and conservation, followed by an on-the-ground survey...

Jul
28

Summer Whale Watch

July 28, 2019, Depoe Bay

Gray whale breaching at Depoe Bay.\Photo by Era Horton.

The Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society is hosting a Summer Whale Watch Weekend at the end of the month.  The second of the two days devoted to spotting whales is Sunday, July 28, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Boiler Bay just north...

Jul
27

Summer Whale Watch

July 27, 2019, Depoe Bay

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

The Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society is hosting a Summer Whale Watch Weekend at the end of the month.  The first of the two days devoted to spotting whales is Saturday, July 27, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Boiler Bay just north of the...

Jul
24

Talk on Crab Research

July 24, 2019, Charleston

Juvenile Dungeness crab--not the blue eye!\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Sarah Henkel, a benthic ecologist based at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center, will speak on “Tracking Crabs: A Highly Collaborative Scientific and Law Enforcement Adventure,” as part of the Summer...

Jul
22

Marbled Murrelet Survey

July 22, 2019, Yachats

Marbled Murrelet.\Photo courtesy of Cape Perpetua Area Collaborative.

This annual event (14 years now) starts with an evening program at the Yachats Commons (441 Hwy 101) on Monday, July 22, 6:30 p.m., about Marbled Murrelet biology and conservation, followed by an on-the-ground survey the...

Jul
19

Marine Mammal Stranding Talk

July 19, 2019, Port Orford

Beached whale in Curry Count.\Photo by Bill Krause.

Jim Rice, who directs the Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding Network, will speak in Port Orford about marine mammal stranding.  He will no doubt offer insights into the current mortality event causing a large number of beaching of gray whales...