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

Dec
10

Seminar on Migration

December 10, 2020

Whimbrel passing through Del Rey Beach.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Thursday seminar series has moved online for the duration of the pandemic.  Next up is a talk on migration by M. Renee Bellinger, Hawai'i Cooperative Studies Unit, Adjunct Assistant...

Dec
10

Rocky Habitat Working Group Meeting

December 10, 2020

Rocky shore and pigeon guillemots.\Phot courtesy of OPRD.

The Rocky Habitat Working Group of the Ocean Policy Advisory Council will meet on Thursday, Dec. 10, 8-11 a.m., online.  The chief topic of discussion is the evaluation process for the currently ongoing site designation process under...

Dec
9

Eelgrass Talk

December 9, 2020

Eelgrass in Netarts Bay.\Photo by York Johnson.

The Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS (Watershed, Estuary, Beach and Sea) are sponsoring a talk about eelgrass by Tony D’Andrea.  The event, free and open to all takes place online on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 6 p.m.

A flowering aquatic plant, eelgrass is...

Dec
5

Surrogate Whale Watch Presentation

December 5, 2020

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

In normal winters, we would be fast approaching Whale Watch Week, and State Parks’ Whale Watching Spoken Here program would be gearing up.  But it is 2020, we’re back to a coronavirus “freeze,” and there will be no public whale-oriented...

Nov
23

Abalone Book Talk

November 23, 2020

Endangered black abalone.\Photo courtesy of MARINe

Ann Vileisis will discuss her new book, “Abalone:  the remarkable history and uncertain future of California’s iconic shellfish,” in an online talk on Monday, Nov. 23, at 7 p.m.  The event is hosted by the Oregon State University Port Orford...

Nov
19

Land-Sea Symposium

November 19, 2020

Rocky habitat where land meets sea at Cape Perpetua.\Photo by Tara Dubois.

The 8th annual Cape Perpetua Land-Sea Symposium is coming up on Thursday, Nov. 19.  This year, for the usual reasons, activities will take place 5:30-7:30 p.m. online rather than on the scene.

The Cape Perpetua...