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

Nov
22

Fishery Management Seminar

November 22, 2019, Charleston

Fishing boat gets underway.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

A lecture on fishery management will be featured as part of the Fall Seminar Series at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) on Friday, Nov. 22, 4 p.m. in OIMB’s Boathouse Auditorium.  The speaker is Anne Beaudreau of the University...

Nov
19

Marine Debris Pub Talk

November 19, 2019, Newport

Dorothy Horn at her laboratory bench.

Marine debris and microplastics in the environment will be the subject of a pub talk as part of the Oregon State University Science on Tap series.  The speaker is Dorothy Horn, a PhD candidate at Portland State University who is studying marine debris,...

Nov
15

Lecture on Marine Management

November 15, 2019, Charleston

Research diver at Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Marine biologist Daniel Okamoto will deliver the “public lecture” that is part of the Fall Seminar Series at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB).  Dr. Okamoto speaks on “Working towards sustainable and just...

Nov
14

Whale Seminar

November 14, 2019, Newport

Humpback whale off Humbug Mt. in Curry County.

Marine mammalogist Daniel Palacios will describe current research on humpback whales at the Hatfield Marine Science Center (2030 S.E. Marine Science Dr., in the South Beach area of Newport) in the Guin Library Seminar Room at 3:30 p.m. on...

Nov
13

Tufted Puffin Presentation

November 13, 2019, Cannon Beach

Tufted Puffin at sea.\Photo by Tiffany Boothe, Friends of Haystack Rock.

The first event in the World of Haystack Rock Lecture Series produced by the Friends of Haystack Rock is coming up Wednesday, Nov. 13, 7 p.m. in the Cannon Beach Library (131 N. Hemlock St.).

The topic is “Conservation...

Nov
9

State of the Coast Conference

November 9, 2019, Gleneden Beach

Siletz Bay, looking across to Salishan Spit, near the Salishan Resort where the conference will take place.\Photo by Dennis White.
 

This year’s edition of the annual State of the Coast Conference is coming up Saturday, Nov. 9, all day at the Salishan Resort in Gleneden Beach (7760 N. Hwy...

Nov
8

Lecture on Kelp

November 8, 2019, Charleston

Kelp and kelp detritus.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Kelp will be the topic for the next installment of the Fall Seminar Series at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB), coming up on Friday, Nov. 8, 4 p.m. in OIMB’s Boathouse Auditorium.  The speaker is Christie Yorke, speaking on “Kelp...

Nov
7

Marbled Murrelet Seminar

November 7, 2019, Newport

Marbled Murrelet on the next.\Photo by Brett Lovelace.

As part of the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) Seminar Series, wildlife biologist Jim Rivers will speak on research focused on the elusive and threatened Marbled Murrelet.  Dr. Rivers speaks at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, in the...