Ocean Events

May
29

Lecture on Climate and Fisheries

May 29, 2020

Vessel fights across the Yaquina bar during a king tide.\Photo by Keith Nelson.

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.

On Friday, May 29, the series features a 9 a.m. talk from Ralf...

Jun
3

Sea Otter Webinar

June 3, 2020

Sea otter at sea.\Photo by Lillian Carswell.
Sea otter at sea.\Photo by Lillian Carswell.

The Elakha Alliance is offering an introductory webinar that tells the unfinished story of sea otters in Oregon.  “Sea Otters in Oregon:  Once upon a Time…and Perhaps Again,” will premier on Wednesday, June 3, 6-7:30 p.m.

The webinar will cover sea...

Jun
5

Seminar on Scallops

June 5, 2020

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.

On Friday, June 5, the series features a 1 p.m. talk from Sally Walker, a professor of paleontolgy at the University of Georgia, on “Scallop forensics in...

Jun
6

Seabird Monitoring Training Online

June 6, 2020

Pelagic cormorants feeding young.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.

Despite the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus, preparations are still being made for seabird nesting colony monitoring.  On Saturday, June 6, at 10 a.m., the Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve and other organizations will...

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...

Jun
13

Seabird Monitoring Training Online

June 13, 2020

Double-crested Cormorant at Stonefield Beach.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Despite the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus, preparations are still being made for seabird nesting colony monitoring.  On Saturday, June 13, at 10 a.m., Portland Audubon, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and other...

Jun
25

Virtual Fishing Industry Tour

June 25, 2020

The Newport fishing fleet.\Photo by Sara Schreiber.

Oregon State University’s Science on Tap series, usually held at the Rogue Brewery in Newport, has moved online, so you will have to bring your own beer while enjoying presentations via Zoom.

Next up, on Thursday, June 26, 6 p.m., is Walking...

Past Events

May
28

Seminar on Whales and Fishing

May 28, 2020

Humpback whale breaching.\Photo by Tiffany Boothe.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) Seminar Series has moved online.  These events are free and open to everyone.

On Thursday, May 28, 3:30-4:30 p.m., the subject will be whales and how they are affected by fishing.  The speakers are...

May
22

Lecture on Aquatic Health

May 22, 2020

Yaquina Bay.\Photo by Rena Olson
Yaquina Bay.\Photo by Rena Olson

 

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.

On Friday, May 22, at 1 p.m., veterinarian Carla Schubiger will speak on “Aquatic ‘One Health’—preserving our...

May
21

Seminar on Ecosystem Assessment

May 21, 2020

Seascape.\Photo by Sara Schreiber.
Seascape.\Photo by Sara Schreiber.

The seminar series offered by the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) has moved online during the coronavirus era.  These seminars are free and open to the public.

Next up is Gordon Kruse, Professor Emeritus in the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences...

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...

May
20

Virtual Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

May 20, 2020

Black Oystercatcher.\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. 

Due to coronavirus measures, the volunteer training sessions that had been planned...

May
19

Sea Otter Webinar

May 19, 2020

Sea otters.\Photo by Fritz Wilhelm.

Like so many conservation groups, the Elakha Alliance is moving online to tell it story.  The alliance, which Oregon Shores helped to found, is dedicated to exploring the possibility of reintroducing sea otters to Oregon.  The Elakha Alliance and the...

May
19

Virtual Shark Talk

May 19, 2020

Great White Shark.\Photo courtesy of NOAA.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC in Newport hosts a Science on Tap series.  These are casual talks on scientific subjects, held at the nearby Rogue Brewery, combining food, beer, and entertaining explorations of research topics.  They are...

May
15

Oystercatcher Webinar

May 15, 2020

Black Oystercatchers.\Photo by Scott Carpenter.
Black Oystercatchers.\Photo by Scott Carpenter.

The Friends of Otter Rock group invites the public to join them for a Zoom meeting, featuring a talk on Black Oystercatchers by wildlife biologist Halle Renn.  The event takes place on Friday, May 15, 6 p.m.

The talk will provide general...