Ocean Events

May
10

Wave Energy Shoreside Meeting

May 10, 2021

Experimental wave energy buoy.

Construction of the shoreside components of the Oregon State University (OSU) PacWave South wave energy test site is scheduled to start this June. Most of the activity will be focused on the Driftwood Beach State Recreation site area near Seal Rock.

The project...

May
12

Offshore Wind Energy Webinar

May 12, 2021

An active planning process is underway which could bring wind power turbines to the ocean off Oregon’s shores in coming years.  On May 12 and 13, public webinars explaining the planning process are being offered by the state’s Department of Land Conservation 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...

May
13

Offshore Wind Energy Webinars

May 13, 2021

Wind power installation.\Photo courtesy of Surfrider.

An active planning process is underway which could bring wind power turbines to the ocean off Oregon’s shores in coming years.  On May 12 and 13, public webinars explaining the planning process are being offered by the state’s Department...

May
17

OPAC Meeting on Rocky Shores

May 17, 2021

Rocky Point, one of the areas proposed for protection.\Photo by Randy Scholten.

The campaign to designate certain key rocky shore habitats for special levels of protection now moves to the Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC), which meets on Monday, May 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The agenda has not...

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

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...

May
9

Virtual Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

May 9, 2020

Black Oystercatcher.\Photo by Linda Fink.

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 have been...