Ocean Events

Apr
13

Talk on Adaptive Capacity Research

April 13, 2021

Cape Perpetua, aerial view from the north.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Cape Perpetua Young Scientist series of online talks continues with “Understanding Adaptive Capacity: An Analysis of Community Perceptions and Policy Responses to Ocean Acidification and other marine stressors on the West...

Apr
14

Ocean Climate Lobby Day

April 14, 2021

Otter Rock Marine Reserve from the air.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The climate crisis is an ocean crisis, and the oceans, coasts, rivers and Great Lakes have an important place in climate solutions. Ocean advocates and anyone concerned about climate change is invited to join the Ocean Climate...

Apr
15

Seminar on Public Coastal Perceptions

April 15, 2021

 

Surveying the public concerning marine reserves.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) Thursday research seminar series departs from scientific results to consider public opinion on Thursday, April 15, 3:30 p.m., with a presentation on “Public Perceptions of...

Apr
16

Lecture on Marine Disease

April 16, 2021

Sea star with wasting syndrom.

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) presents its spring Seminar Series, for the most part at 1 p.m. on Fridays.  Next up is Alyssa Gehman of the University of British Columbia, speaking on “Marine disease ecology in a changing environment” at 1 p.m....

Apr
19

Marine Debris Survey

April 19, 2021

A monthly marine debris survey is conducted at Cape Cove, just south of Cape Perpetua.  It is still taking place, with Covid-era precautions (masks are worn).  New volunteers are welcome to join the survey, on Monday, April 19, 9-11 a.m.

The Cape Perpetua...

Apr
20

Lecture on Coastal Habitat Loss

April 20, 2021

Mudflat meets eelgrass bed.\Photo by Mike Graybill.

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) is presenting its spring Seminar Series online this year. Most of the lectures take place at 1 p.m. on Fridays.  However, the special spring seminar coming up will be held on Tuesday, April 20,...

Apr
20

Sea Otter Restoration Talk

April 20, 2021

Sea otter and kelp.\Photo courtesy of the Elakha Alliance.

The Elakha Alliance exists to explore the possibilities for restoring sea otters—extinct in this state for more than a century—to Oregon’s marine ecosystems.  The group advocates for research into the biological implications.  But...

May
1

Seminar on Cetology

May 1, 2021

Gray whale skull.\Photo courtesy of the Pratt Museum.

The public appetite for information about whales seems inexhaustible.  But how did we obtain this information in the first place.  How did we get to know about whales?

The American Cetacean Society’s Oregon Chapter presents an online talk...

May
5

Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

May 5, 2021

Black oystercatcher in its habitat.\Photo by Linda Fink.

Volunteer training for the annual Black Oystercatcher survey takes place online this year, although the actual survey is conducted in the field.  Portland Audubon, which heads up the survey for Oregon, is reaching out to both returning...

May
8

Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

May 8, 2021

Black oystercatcher with chick.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.

Volunteer training for the annual Black Oystercatcher survey takes place online this year, although the actual survey is conducted in the field.  Portland Audubon, which heads up the survey for Oregon, is reaching out to both...

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...

Jun
5

Seabird Nest Monitor Training

June 5, 2021

Brandt's Cormorant nesting at Haystack Rock.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

The citizen science project that involves monitoring seabird nesting colonies continues this year, under some different pandemic protocols.  If you care about seabirds and would like to consider participating, an online...

Past Events

Aug
27

Presentation on Ocean Science History

August 27, 2020

Dr. Carmel Finley.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) has moved its weekly seminar series online.  This week’s virtual offering, free and open to the public, takes place on Thursday, Aug. 27, 3:30 p.m.

The speaker is Carmel Finley, an historian of science at Oregon State University. ...

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,...