Ocean Events

Apr
10

Seminar on Seaweed and Seagrass

April 10, 2020

Seaweed on the shore at low tide.\Photo courtesty of ODFW.

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.

The first talk in the series comes from Laura Parfrey, an assistant professor and Canada...

Apr
17

Talk on Kelp Forests

April 17, 2020

Kelp bed.\Photo by Dave Ledig.
Kelp bed.\Photo by Dave Ledig.

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.

The second talk in the series comes from Cathy Pfister, a professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the...

May
1

Lecture on Seagrass Meadows

May 1, 2020

Eelgrass bed in Netarts Bay.\Photo by York Johnson.
Eelgrass bed in Netarts Bay.\Photo by York Johnson.

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.

A talk in the series of interest in terms of both marine ecology and climate comes from Aurora...

May
2

Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

May 2, 2020, Cannon Beach

Black Oystercatchers.\Photo by Scott Carpenter.

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.  If you would be interested in learning more about Black Oystercatchers and this...

May
6

OPAC Meeting

May 6, 2020, North Bend

OPAC meeting in progress.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The state’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) will meet on Wednesday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Department of Human Services Building (1431 Airport Ln.) in North Bend.

This is a particularly important meeting.  OPAC will consider...

May
9

Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

May 9, 2020, Newport

Black Oystercatcher.\Photo by Molly Sultany.
Black Oystercatcher.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

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.  If you would be interested in learning more about Black Oystercatchers and this citizen...

May
20

Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

May 20, 2020, Port Orford

Oystercatcher with chick.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.
Oystercatcher with chick.\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.  If you would be interested in learning more about Black Oystercatchers and this...

Jun
10

Marine Debris Survey Training

June 10, 2020, Hammond

Starting a marine debris survey at Fort Stevens.\Photo by Jesse Jones.
Starting a marine debris survey at Fort Stevens.\Photo by Jesse Jones.

One of the locations at which CoastWatch conducts our marine debris survey is Fort Stevens State Park, just south of the Columbia’s South Jetty.  More volunteers are needed to fill out the team, headed by Oregon Shores...

Past Events

Dec
19

Sea Otter Science Pub

December 19, 2019, Newport

Sea otter in its kelp habitat.\Photo by David Gwilliam.

The Oregon State University Science on Tap series offers a science pub experience devoted to sea otters on Thursday, Dec. 19.  To clarify, this is a science pub about sea otters, not for sea otters—all humans are welcome to this free...

Dec
14

Sea Otter Talk

December 14, 2019, Yachats

A raft of sea otters.\Photo by David Sidle.

As part of the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center Fall Speaker Series, Bob Bailey of the Elakha Alliance will speak at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14.  The visitor center is located at 2400 Hwy 101, about three miles south of Yachats.

The talk is free and...

Dec
12

Rocky Habitat Talk

December 12, 2019, Manzanita

Charlie Plybon installs a Ph sensor at the Otter Rock Marine Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Lower Nehalem Watershed Council Lecture Series will feature a presentation on rocky shore habitats on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 7 p.m. in the Pine Grove Community House (225 Laneda) in Manzanita. The...

Dec
12

Aquaculture and Health Seminar

December 12, 2019, Newport

Salmon aquaculture net pens are a key cause of zoonotic diseases.\Photo courtesy of Washington Dept. of Ecology.

Veterinarian Carla Schubiger will describe current research on “Aquaculture and the One Health Paradigm” at the Hatfield Marine Science Center (2030 S.E. Marine Science Dr., in...

Dec
11

Rocky Habitat Talk

December 11, 2019, Cannon Beach

Charlie Plybon surveying the shore.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Friends of Haystack Rock Lecture Series will feature a presentation on rocky shore habitats on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 7 p.m. in the Cannon Beach Library (131 N. Hemlock St.). The event is free and open to all.

The speaker will be...

Dec
10

Presentation on Sea Otters

December 10, 2019, Charleston

Sea otters at play.\Photo by Eric Palmer.

The Elakha Alliance is hosting a talk about efforts to reintroduce sea otters to the Oregon coastal environment. The event takes place on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 7 p.m. in the Boathouse Auditorium at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (63466 Boat Basin...

Nov
23

Talk on Ocean Wildlife

November 23, 2019, Yachats

Southern flank of Cape Perpetua (Visitor Center roof visible to right of photo).\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Jessica Miller, a professor in Oregon State University’s Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station, will speak on “Ocean Trackers: The Movement,  Migration, and Growth of Animals in the...

Nov
22

Ocean Film Showing

November 22, 2019, Manzanita

Sunset at Muriel Ponsler State Scenic Viewpoint.\Photo by Rena Olson.

A set of “ocean shorts” will be shown in Manzanita at the Hoffman Center for the Arts (594 Laneda Ave.) on Friday, Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m.  Admission is $5.  The evening is sponsored by the Hoffman Center and the Friends of...