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

Oct
10

Seminar on MPA Management

October 10, 2019, Newport

Fish congregating in Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The HMSC Seminar series at the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will feature a talk on managing marine protected areas on Thursday, Oct. 10, 3:30 p.m. in the Guin Library seminar room at HMSC (2030 S.E. Marine...

Oct
4

Kelp and Urchin Lecture

October 4, 2019, Port Orford

Sara Hamilton

With warm water conditions, there’s been an alarming die off of bull kelp and burgeoning of purple sea urchins in northern California and southern Oregon’s kelp forest ecosystems. Oregon State University graduate student Sara Hamilton will present her research regarding the...

Oct
4

Seaweed Seminar

October 4, 2019, Charleston

Seaweed at low tide in the Cascade Head Marine Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The first installment of the Fall Seminar Series at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) is coming up on Friday, Oct.4, 4 p.m. in OIMB’s Boathouse Auditorium.  The speaker is Gary Saunders of the...

Oct
3

BioBlitz Talk

October 3, 2019, Newport

BioBlitz taking place at Cape Perpetua.

CoastWatch has collaborated with the Oregon Coast Aquarium and other conservation groups on a series of “BioBlitzes” at the state’s marine reserves each of the past two years, and expects to do so again.  These events partner volunteers with...

Sep
26

Volunteer Appreciation at Cape Perpetua

September 26, 2019, Yachats

Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve at its northern boundary.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Every fall, the organizations working to protect the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve and its surrounding terrestrial environment gather for a volunteer appreciation night.  Current and prospective volunteers gather...

Sep
24

Sudden Oak Death Workshop

September 24, 2019, Pistol River

Tanoak suffering from sudden oak disease.\Photo courtesy of Tree Solutions.

To learn more about a plant disease affecting south coast forests, attend “What’s New in Sudden Oak Death Research?”, a workshop led by Everett Hansen taking place on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 6-8:30 p.m., at the Pistol...

Sep
20

Earth & Ocean Arts Festival

September 20, 2019, Cannon Beach

Haystack Rock and the beach through an artistic lens.\Photo by Byron Jose Sun.

Ecology as well as art will be the focus of the first annual Earth & Ocean Arts Festival in Cannon Beach, which runs Sept. 20 to Sept. 22 at various locations around the city. The goal of the organizers is to...

Sep
20

Oregon Shorebird Festival

September 20, 2019, Charleston

Red Knots at Fort Stevens.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

The 33rd annual Oregon Shorebird Festival is being planned for Sept. 20-22.  As usual, it will be based at the Oregon Institute for Marine Biology (63466 Boat Basin Rd. in Charleston).  Most details have not yet been published, but birders...