Ocean Events


Rocky Habitat Meeting

January 26, 2021

Rocky habitat at Haystack Rock.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

The Rocky Habitat Working Group of Oregon’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) is scheduled to meet online on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2-3 p.m.

OPAC is considering the state’s new Rocky Habitat Management Strategy, with the working group...


Rocky Habitat Panel Discussion

February 17, 2021

Otter Rock tidepools.\Photo courtesy of ORPD.

Oregon’s Territorial Sea Plan: Part 3, also known as the Rocky Habitat Management Strategy, aims to balance human use and ecological conservation consistent with Oregon’s ocean resources statewide planning goal. For the first time in nearly 25...

Past Events


Seminar on Orca Monitoring

January 21, 2021

Orcas off the Oregon coast.\Photo by Greg Ligi.

On Thursday, Jan. 21, at 3:30 p.m., the Hatfield Marine Science Center heads for the deep with a talk on how scientists monitor the health of orcas off our shores. John Durban, of the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State...


Sea Otter Presentation

January 19, 2021


Sea otter and pup.\Photo by Eric Palmer.
The Elakha Alliance, of which Oregon Shores is a founding member, works toward making the case for restoration of sea otters to the Oregon nearshore ocean ecosystem, where they have been extinct for more than a century.  On Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 6:30...

Green Crab Webinar

January 14, 2021

European green crab.\Photo courtesy of the University of Washington.

One of the invasive species that marine scientists in Oregon have been watching anxiously is the European green crab.  The next in the Hatfield Marine Science Center’s seminar series, now taking place online, will address...


Sunflower Stars on Tap

January 12, 2021

Sara Hamilton with urchin friend.

During the coronavirus era, the Hatfield Marine Science Center’s popular Science on Tap series of speakers has moved online.  You can still hoist a brew while learning about the latest in scientific research, you just have to do it at home.

On Tuesday, Jan....


Webinar on Sea Otters and Kelp

December 17, 2020

Sea otter ready for his close-up.\Photo by Alex Derr.

Learn about the Elakha Alliance, an organization working to explore the possibility of restoring sea otters to Oregon’s coastal ecosystem, through an introductory webinar, “The Plight of Oregon’s Kelp Ecosystem, Sea Otters, and Our...


Seminar on Salmonids

December 17, 2020

A salmonid (sockeye) native to the Pacific Northwest, not Chile.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s public seminar series has moved online for the duration of the pandemic.  Next up, on Thursday, Dec. 17, 3:30 p.m., is Daniel Gomez-Uchida, Associate Professor,...