Ocean Events

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
13

Marsh and Mudflat Mapping Seminar

May 13, 2021

Marsh and mudflat at Sand Lake.\Photo by Jim Hauge.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center Research Seminar Series, currently online, hosts a talk on “Mapping Marshes and Mudflats from Space: Methods, Challenges and Results from the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project.”  The event, free and...

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

Jan
26

Rocky Habitat Meeting

January 26, 2021

Rocky habitat at Haystack Rock.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

The Rocky Habitat Working Group of Oregon’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) is scheduled to meet online on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2-3 p.m.

OPAC is considering the state’s new Rocky Habitat Management Strategy, with the working group...

Jan
21

Seminar on Orca Monitoring

January 21, 2021

Orcas off the Oregon coast.\Photo by Greg Ligi.

On Thursday, Jan. 21, at 3:30 p.m., the Hatfield Marine Science Center heads for the deep with a talk on how scientists monitor the health of orcas off our shores. John Durban, of the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State...

Jan
19

Sea Otter Presentation

January 19, 2021

 

Sea otter and pup.\Photo by Eric Palmer.
The Elakha Alliance, of which Oregon Shores is a founding member, works toward making the case for restoration of sea otters to the Oregon nearshore ocean ecosystem, where they have been extinct for more than a century.  On Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 6:30...
Jan
14

Green Crab Webinar

January 14, 2021

European green crab.\Photo courtesy of the University of Washington.

One of the invasive species that marine scientists in Oregon have been watching anxiously is the European green crab.  The next in the Hatfield Marine Science Center’s seminar series, now taking place online, will address...

Jan
12

Sunflower Stars on Tap

January 12, 2021

Sara Hamilton with urchin friend.

During the coronavirus era, the Hatfield Marine Science Center’s popular Science on Tap series of speakers has moved online.  You can still hoist a brew while learning about the latest in scientific research, you just have to do it at home.

On Tuesday, Jan....

Dec
17

Webinar on Sea Otters and Kelp

December 17, 2020

Sea otter ready for his close-up.\Photo by Alex Derr.

Learn about the Elakha Alliance, an organization working to explore the possibility of restoring sea otters to Oregon’s coastal ecosystem, through an introductory webinar, “The Plight of Oregon’s Kelp Ecosystem, Sea Otters, and Our...

Dec
17

Seminar on Salmonids

December 17, 2020

A salmonid (sockeye) native to the Pacific Northwest, not Chile.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s public seminar series has moved online for the duration of the pandemic.  Next up, on Thursday, Dec. 17, 3:30 p.m., is Daniel Gomez-Uchida, Associate Professor,...