Ocean Events

Oct
27

Salmon Restoration Symposium

October 27, 2021, Ocean Shores

Sockeye salmon spawning.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The 2021 Coast Region Symposium will be held in Ocean Shores, Washington, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 27.  The theme is “Restoration to Resilience:  Salmon Habitat in a Changing Climate.”  The event is free and open to all, but...

Oct
28

State of the Coast Conference

October 28, 2021

Fishing vessel at sea.\Photo by Jon Harvey.

The annual State of the Coast Conference takes place online again this year, Oct. 28-29.  The event, sponsored by Oregon Sea Grant, is free, but registration is required.  To register, go here.

The conference features an array of short talks,...

Oct
29

State of the Coast Conference—Second Day

October 29, 2021

The annual State of the Coast Conference takes place online again this year, Oct. 28-29.  The event, sponsored by Oregon Sea Grant, is free, but registration is required.  To register, go here.

The conference features an array of short talks, providing updates on...

Nov
6

Orca Talk

November 6, 2021

The American Cetacean Society, Oregon Chapter, presents a talk on orcas, aka killer whales, off our coast on Saturday, Nov. 6, 10 a.m. 

The speaker is Josh McInnes, a Master degree student at the University of British Columbia's Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries...

Nov
9

Talk on Archaeology and Sea Otters

November 9, 2021

Sea otters at sea.\Photo courtesy of the Cape Perpetua Collaborative.

The Cape Perpetua Collaborative is offering a series of Young Scientist Webinars, featuring graduate students and postdoctoral researchers sharing the new research they are doing.  The series runs through April on the...

Nov
9

Marine Reserves on Tap

November 9, 2021

 

North boundary of the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.
The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Science on Tap series is still online.  The upside is that these presentations are available everywhere; the downside is that you have to pour your own.

On Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 6...

Past Events

Oct
22

Rockfish Lecture

October 22, 2021

Canary rockfish.\Photo courtesy of Oceana.
Canary rockfish.\Photo courtesy of Oceana.

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology has started up its fall seminar series.  It will take place online again this year.  Most of the talks take place at 4 p.m. on Fridays, but there is one “public lecture,” scheduled for Friday, Oct. 22, at 7...

Oct
21

Talk on Birds and Kelp

October 21, 2021

Kelp bed at Crook Point.\Photo by Roy Lowe.
Kelp bed at Crook Point.\Photo by Roy Lowe.

It is widely known that kelp plays an important role in the nearshore ocean environment, particularly where fish and urchins are concerned.  Kelp beds are biologically rich marine habitats supporting a diversity of invertebrates and fish. Sea...

Oct
21

Eelgrass Seminar

October 21, 2021

Submerged eelgrass on a bay bottom.\Photo by Adam Obaza.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar Series continues online.  The next event, on Thursday, Oct. 21, at 3:30 p.m., focuses on a familiar occupant of our estuaries—eelgrass.

James Kaldy, of the Pacific Coastal Ecology...

Oct
21

Webinar on Ocean Science and Policy

October 21, 2021

Research flag in a marine reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Oregon Coastal and Ocean Information Network (OCOIN) is hosting its 5th annual virtual webinar on Thursday, Oct. 21.  The audience is primarily ocean and coastal professionals, who can network through the event, but members of...

Oct
15

Talk on Evolution and Climate

October 15, 2021

The Oregon Marine Biology Institute’s fall seminar series continues with a talk on Friday, Oct. 15, at 4 p.m., on “Evolutionary responses to climate change stressors in marine and freshwater systems.”

The speaker is Joanna Griffiths, a postdoctoral researcher at the...

Oct
13

Whale Entanglement Lecture

October 13, 2021

Humpback whale in Oregon waters
Humpback whale in Oregon waters.\Photo by Rena Olson.

The American Cetacean Society, Oregon Chapter, is offering a webinar on the issue of whale entanglement.  On Wednesday, Oct. 13, 6 p.m., speaker Solene Derville will present “Anticipating large whale entanglement risk off Oregon through a...

Oct
12

SEA Gathering

October 12, 2021

Our colleagues with Shoreline Education for Awareness (SEA), which works to educate the public about coastal natural history and meet visitors at key sites in Coos County, are holding their annual meeting.  The event is free and open to all.

Featured...

Oct
12

Talk on Plastic Pollution

October 12, 2021

marine debris zooplankton microfibers
A close-up of plastic microfibers and zooplankton on the ocean surface.\Photo courtesy of Cape Perpetua Collaborative.

The Cape Perpetua Collaborative is hosting a Young Scientist Webinar Series featuring graduate students and postdocs sharing their ocean research. This series will take...