Ocean Events

Jul
22

Marbled Murrelet Survey

July 22, 2019, Yachats

Marbled Murrelet.\Photo courtesy of Cape Perpetua Area Collaborative.

This annual event (14 years now) starts with an evening program at the Yachats Commons (441 Hwy 101) on Monday, July 22, 6:30 p.m., about Marbled Murrelet biology and conservation, followed by an on-the-ground survey the...

Jul
24

Talk on Crab Research

July 24, 2019, Charleston

Juvenile Dungeness crab--not the blue eye!\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Sarah Henkel, a benthic ecologist based at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center, will speak on “Tracking Crabs: A Highly Collaborative Scientific and Law Enforcement Adventure,” as part of the Summer...

Jul
27

Summer Whale Watch

July 27, 2019, Depoe Bay

Gray whales at Depoe Bay.\Photo by Era Horton.

The Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society is hosting a Summer Whale Watch Weekend at the end of the month.  The first of the two days devoted to spotting whales is Saturday, July 27, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Boiler Bay just north of the...

Jul
28

Summer Whale Watch

July 28, 2019, Depoe Bay

Gray whale breaching at Depoe Bay.\Photo by Era Horton.

The Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society is hosting a Summer Whale Watch Weekend at the end of the month.  The second of the two days devoted to spotting whales is Sunday, July 28, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Boiler Bay just north...

Jul
29

Marbled Murrelet Survey

July 29, 2019, Yachats

Marbled Murrelet at sea.\Photo by Roy Lowe.

This summer's second round of this annual event (14 years now) starts with an evening program at the Yachats Commons (441 Hwy 101) on Monday, July 29, 6:30 p.m., about Marbled Murrelet biology and conservation, followed by an on-the-ground survey...

Jul
31

Lecture on Antarctica and Climate Change

July 31, 2019, Charleston

James McClintock, a professor from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will give the summer public lecture as part of the Summer Seminar Series at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OMB).  Dr. McClintock speaks at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 31, in the OIMB Boathouse Auditorium.  His...
Aug
7

Lecture on Fishing and Fish Communities

August 7, 2019, Charleston

Lingcod in its habitat.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Chelsea Wood, an assistant professor in the University of Washington’s School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, will speak on “Ghosts of Oceans Past: How Fishing Reshapes Communities of Fishes and their Parasites” as part of the Summer Seminar...

Aug
14

TBA Talk (Probably Octopi)

August 14, 2019, Charleston

Octopus found in Oregon marine reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Eric Edsinger, a research fellow at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, will speak at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 4 p.m., in the Boathouse Auditorium.  The talk will be free and open...

Aug
14

Talk on Climate and the Ocean

August 14, 2019, Lincoln City

Development on sand spits (such as the Alsea Spit, shown here) will be at risk due to climate change.\Photo by Alex Derr.

Chuck Willer, director of the Coast Range Association, will present a brief talk surveying the impacts of climate change on the ocean at the St. James/Santiago Episcopal...

Aug
17

COASST Marine Debris Training

August 17, 2019, Astoria

COASST volunteers surveying for marine debris.\Photo courtesy of COASST.

COASST (the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team, based at the University of Washington) will hold a training session for its marine debris survey.  (This is a different survey, using different methods, from the...

Aug
18

COASST Marine Debris Training

August 18, 2019, Tillamook

COASST volunteers sorting debris.\Photo by Hillary Burgess.

COASST (the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team, based at the University of Washington) offers a training session for its marine debris survey.  (This is a different survey, using different methods, from the one conducted by...

Sep
14

Fall Pelican Survey

September 14, 2019

 

Pelicans in flight.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.
Pelicans in flight.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.
The annual spring Pacific Brown Pelican Survey will be held Saturday, Sept. 14.  Veterans of the survey are asked to step up again; new volunteers are welcomed. 

Organized by the Audubon Society, these surveys offer volunteers a chance to...

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...

Past Events

Jul
19

Marine Mammal Stranding Talk

July 19, 2019, Port Orford

Beached whale in Curry Count.\Photo by Bill Krause.

Jim Rice, who directs the Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding Network, will speak in Port Orford about marine mammal stranding.  He will no doubt offer insights into the current mortality event causing a large number of beaching of gray whales...

Jul
17

Lecture on Managing Marine Protected Areas

July 17, 2019, Charleston

Cascade Head Marine Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

As part of their Summer Seminar Series, the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) presents a talk by Will White of Oregon State University on “Linking Models and Data for Adaptive Management of Marine Protected Areas.”  The talk takes...

Jul
17

Comment Session on Ocean Acidification

July 17, 2019

The Oregon Coordinating Council on Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia (OAH) is seeking public comment on their proposed Oregon’s DRAFT Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Action Plan. This OAH Action Plan was developed in recognition of the acidification and hypoxia impacts that we see today, in...

Jul
10

Lecture on Coral and Environmental Collapse

July 10, 2019, Charleston

Katherine Muzik and her favorite research subject, Ellisella coral.

Coral expert Katherine Muzik will speak on “Coral Studies and Worldwide Environmental Collapse. Now What?” as part of the Summer Seminar Series at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (63466 Boat Basin Rd.) in Charleston. ...

Jul
9

Acidification Comment Deadline

July 9, 2019

The Oregon Coordinating Council on Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia (OAH) is seeking public comment on their proposed Oregon’s DRAFT Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Action Plan. This OAH Action Plan was developed in recognition of the acidification and hypoxia impacts that we see today, in...

Jul
9

Remote Rocky Shores Meeting

July 9, 2019

Rocky intertidal research in progress.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The process of revising Oregon’s regulations protecting rocky shore habitats continues.  With the basic draft of the new management strategy in place, the Rocky Habitat* Working Group of the state’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council...

Jul
6

BioBlitz at Cape Perpetua

July 6, 2019, Yachats

 View of Cape Perpetua from the Visitors > Center.\Photo by Kirt Edblom.
View of Cape Perpetua from the Visitors > Center.\Photo by Kirt Edblom.

As part of a series of “bioblitzes” being held this spring and summer at Oregon’s marine reserves, a bioblitz is planned for Cape Perpetua for Saturday, July 6, beginning at 9:30 a.m.  Lead organizer is the Cape...