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
1

Ocean Habitats Presentation

November 1, 2019, Charleston

Methane seep off Oregon.\Photo courtesy of Oregon State University.

The next installment of the Fall Seminar Series at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) is coming up on Friday, Nov. 1, 4 p.m. in OIMB’s Boathouse Auditorium.  The speaker is Andrew Thurber of Oregon State...

Oct
29

Tuna Talk

October 29, 2019, Newport

Albacore tuna.\Image courtesy of NOAA.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) offers a special talk (outside its regular seminar series) on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2 p.m. in the Guin Library Seminar Room at the HMSC (2030 S.E. Marine Science Dr. in the South Beach area of Newport).

The speak is...

Oct
25

Lecture on Larvae

October 25, 2019, Charleston

Juvenile Dungeness crab, interrupted on journey home.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

As part of the Fall Seminar Series at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB), Jason Hodin will speak on “Here Comes the Neighborhood:  How Larvae Find Their Way Home.”  His talk takes place on Friday,...

Oct
21

OPAC Meeting

October 21, 2019, Newport

OPAC meeting in action.

The next meeting of the state’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council it planned for Monday, Oct. 21, at the Agate Beach Best Western (3019 N. Coast Hwy) in Newport.  The tentative starting time, 9 a.m., may change.

The agenda for this meeting is not yet available but will be...

Oct
18

Mollusk Research Lecture

October 18, 2019, Charleston

Mussels, speaking of molluscs.\Photo courtesy of ODFW

As part of the Fall Seminar Series at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB), Kevin Kocot will speak on “Biodiversity, Systematic, and Genomics of the Mollusks.”  His talk takes place on Friday, Oct.18, 4 p.m. in OIMB’s Boathouse...

Oct
17

Sea Otter Presentation

October 17, 2019, Port Orford

Sea otter eating a crab.\Photo by Arenkert.

Bob Bailey, president of the Elakha Alliance, will speak on “Sea Otters in Oregon” on Thursday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m., in the Port Orford Public Library (1421 Oregon St.).  The talk is free and open to all.

Bailey, a former Oregon Shores board member and...

Oct
16

Workshop on Visitor Use

October 16, 2019 - October 17, 2019, Charleston

South Slough.\Photo courtesy of South Slough NERR.

The coast may depend on visitors economically, but environmentally, tourism can have a major impact.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is sponsoring a workshop on “Managing Visitor Use in Coastal and Marine...

Oct
10

Marine Debris Talk

October 10, 2019, Manzanita

Dorothy Horn with research subject.

The Lower Nehalem Watershed Council invites the public to join them for a talk on “Marine Debris and Microplastics in Our Watersheds” on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Pine Grove Community House (225 Laneda Ave.) in Manzanita.  The event is free.

The...