Ocean Events


River Otter Webinar

July 26, 2021

River otters.\Photo courtesy of the Elakha Alliance.

Excited reports of sea otters sighted on the Oregon coast most often turn out to be sightings of river otters instead.  Sea otters have been extinct in Oregon waters for more than a century, although once in a while one visits, presumably...


Rocky Habitat Management Workshop

July 29, 2021

Intertidal habitat at Blacklock Point, one of the sites Oregon Shores proposed for protection.\Photo by Larry Basch.

Oregon Shores was heavily engaged in the first round of “site designations”—proposals for special levels of protection for key areas—as part of the state’s new Rocky Habitat...


Webinar on the Future Ocean

October 13, 2021

Undersea habitat off the Oregon coast.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.
Undersea habitat off the Oregon coast.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

As part of our series of speakers commemorating our 50th anniversary and looking toward the next 50 years, Oregon Shores hosts a talk by marine ecologist Kristy Kroeker, speaking on “Our Changing Oceans.”  The event takes place...

Past Events


Sea Turtle Seminar

July 22, 2021

Olive Ridley turtle, washed up on an Oregon beach.\Photo by Tiffany Boothe.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Thursday Research Seminar Series continues online, with a talk on sea turtles.  It takes place on Thursday, July 22, at 3:30 p.m.  The event is free and open to all.

Speaker is...


Marbled Murrelet Survey Webinar

July 20, 2021

Marbled Murrlet in the hands of Kim Nelson.

The community science field portion of the Oregon Marbled Murrelet Project won’t take place this year due to lingering covid concerns, but the 16th annual event will still take place online.  Portland Audubon hosts a “Marbled Murrelet Ecology and...


Webinar on Kelp and Art

July 20, 2021


Kelp forest.\Photo by Patrick Webster.
The Elakha Alliance, which is working toward restoration of sea otters to the Oregon coast, hosts a webinar called “Art + Science + Kelp Forests” on Tuesday, July 20, at 6 p.m.

Three researchers from interdisciplinary fields of geography, photography,...


Tufted Puffin Talk

July 14, 2021

Tufted Puffins in flight.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.

The Friends of Haystack Rock group is extended its usual winter-to-spring speaker series into the summer this year.  On Wednesday, July 14, 7 p.m., the featured speaker will be Shawn Stephenson of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,...


Webinar on Crabby Ideas

July 8, 2021

This webinar may prevent the crab issue from being blown up out of proportion.\Photo courtesy of Elakha Alliance.

The Elakha Alliance, which works toward restoration of sea otters to Oregon’s coastal waters, offers a webinar on Dungeness crab and how they may interact with sea otters.  This...


Kelp and Urchin Webinar

June 24, 2021

Purple urchin barren destroying kelp.\Photo by Kate Vylet.

The Elakha Alliance presents a webinar on the relationship between purple urchins and kelp on Thursday, June 24, 6:30 p.m.  The event is free and open to all.

“Dive into a Changing Ecosystem: Kelp Forests & Urchin Barrens” features...


Webinar on California Current

June 24, 2021

Common Murre colony at Yaquina Head. Seabirds like these depend on the California Current.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Thursday Research Seminar Series continues online, with a talk on the California current, the “large ecosystem” off our shores, on...


Marine Reserves BioBlitz Training

June 22, 2021

BioBlitz at Cape Perpetua.\Photo by Tara Dubois.

Those interested in learning more about one of Oregon’s marine reserves while contributing to science are encouraged to participate in this year’s round of BioBlitzes focusing on Oregon’s five marine reserves.

A BioBlitz is a volunteer-based...


Orca Webinar

June 19, 2021

Orca pod.\Photo courtesy of NMFS.

The American Cetacean Society—Oregon Chapter hosts a webinar by noted field biologist Alexandra Morton on Saturday, June 19, at 10 a.m.  The event is free and open to all, but registration is required.

Morton has been studying the Northern Resident Killer...