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

Apr
29

Low-Tide Hike

April 29, 2017, Charleston

 Sunset Bay and Gregory Point. Photo by Alex Derr.
Sunset Bay and Gregory Point. Photo by Alex Derr.

The Southcoast Striders hiking group is taking advantage of a minus tide on Saturday, April 29, to sponsor an exploration of the coastline in the vicinity of Sunset Bay State Park (2.5 miles south of Charleston.

Led by local naturalists, the...

Apr
28

West Coast Planning Seminar

April 28, 2017

 Newport harbor. Photo by Kirt Edblom.
Newport harbor. Photo by Kirt Edblom.

The emerging West Coast Regional Planning Body (RPB) has announced a public webinar to provide a progress report and answer questions from stakeholders.  It takes place at noon on Friday, April 28.  Topics include the progress being made toward a West...

Apr
22

Science on Tap

April 22, 2017, Newport (South Beach)

Wayne Hoffman.
Wayne Hoffman.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center and the Oregon Audubon Council present a “Science on Tap” lecture, “The Ecology of Seabirds & Forage Fish in Oregon's Estuaries and Nearshore Waters,” by Wayne Hoffman, policy Director of the MidCoast Watersheds Council, on Saturday, April...

Apr
20

Herring Spawn Presentation

April 20, 2017, Newport

Herring spawn. Photo courtesy of Washington DNR.
Herring spawn. Photo courtesy of Washington DNR.

A photographic presentation, “Herring Mass Spawning:  a Local Wildlife Spectacle” will celebrate the massive Pacific Herring spawning event that took place in Yaquina Bay this past March.  Sponsored by the Yaquina Birders & Naturalists, the...

Apr
19

Climate Change Pub Talk

April 19, 2017, Coos Bay

Alan Shanks.
Alan Shanks.

As part of the “COOS—Celebration of Oregon Science” schedule in conjunction with the national March for Science, a talk by Alan Shanks on “The Grand (?) Experiment:  Global Climate Change” will take place at the Seven Devils Brewery (247 S. 2nd St.) in Coos Bay at 7 p.m. on...

Apr
15

Pinniped Lecture

April 15, 2017, Charleston,

Pinnipeds at Cape Arago. Photo courtesy of SEA.
Pinnipeds at Cape Arago. Photo courtesy of SEA.

Seals and sea lions—pinnipeds—will be the topic when Jan Hodder, Senior Lecturer and Academic Coordinator at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) speaks on “The Pinnipeds of Cape Arago” at a seminar sponsored by Shoreline Education...

Apr
13

Marine Reserves Review

April 13, 2017, Corvallis,

Volunteer anglers participating in marine reserves fishing surveys. Photo courtesy of ODFW.
Volunteer anglers participating in marine reserves fishing surveys. Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Marine Reserves Program will be meeting with the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) in Corvallis on Thursday, April 13, from 10 a.m. - 4...

Mar
16

Conversation about Seafood

March 16, 2017, Eugene

 

 Newport Seafood and Wine Festival from the air. Photo by Alex Derr.
Newport Seafood and Wine Festival from the air. Photo by Alex Derr.

Food and travel writer (and CoastWatcher) Jennifer Burns Bright provides a talk and conversation starter called “Fish Tales: Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon.”  The free public event takes place at 5:30 p.m....

Mar
15

Pelican Lecture

March 15, 2017, Seaside,

Brown pelicans in flight. Photo by Heather Roskelley.
Brown pelicans in flight. Photo by Heather Roskelley.

Wildlife biologist Deborah Jaques will speak on “Tracking the Brown Pelican” on Wednesday, March 15, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Seaside Public Library (1131 Broadway St.).  The event, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the North...

Mar
15

Conversation about Seafood

March 15, 2017, Florence

 Fishing pier at Garibaldi. Photo by Sonja Peterson.
Fishing pier at Garibaldi. Photo by Sonja Peterson.

Food and travel writer (and CoastWatcher) Jennifer Burns Bright provides a talk and conversation starter called “Fish Tales: Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon.”  The free public event takes place at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March...