Ocean Events

Feb
2

Sea Otter Update

February 2, 2022

Sea otter at sea.\Photo by Lilian Carswell.

Oregon Wild will host “A Deep Dive into the Sea Otter Feasibility Study” on Wednesday, Feb. 2, at 6 p.m.  The event is free and open to all.

The speaker will be a representative (TBA) from the Elakha Alliance, which works toward restoring sea otters...

Feb
3

LCDC Meets to Discuss Territorial Sea

February 3, 2022

Cape Blanco is one of the rocky habitat areas being considered for protection in the Rocky Habitat Management Strategy.\Photo by Randy Scholten.

Oregon’s Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) meets on Thursday and Friday Feb. 3-4, and the Territorial Sea Plan is on the...

Feb
3

Eelgrass Talk

February 3, 2022

Eelgrass bed.\Photo courtesy of NOAA.

The MidCoast Watersheds Council presents a talk on eelgrass, a critical component of estuarine ecosystems, during its February meeting.  “Eelgrass in Oregon Estuaries” will be presented on Thursday, Feb. 3, at 6:30 p.m.  The event is free and open to...

Feb
8

Webinar on Marine Protected Area Design

February 8, 2022

Research taking place at Oregons Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Those interested in how we design marine protected areas, including marine reserves, may be interested in a webinar on “Marine Connectivity Conservation ‘Rules of Thumb’ for MPA and MPA Network Design,”...

Feb
10

Talk on Tidal Wetlands

February 10, 2022

Laura Brophy in the field.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar Series continues online.  This week’s event, on Thursday, Feb. 10, at 3:30 p.m., features renowned wetland ecologist Laura Brophy, who studies Oregon’s estuarine and lower-river marshes and tidal swamps.  Her...

Feb
24

Workshop on Marine Debris for Educators

February 24, 2022

Students conducting a marine debris survey.\Photo by Fawn Custer.

Oregon Sea Grant offers a workshop for educators in grades 4-12 who would like to incorporate the topic of marine debris prevention into their teaching.  “Marine Debris Interruptions” takes place on Thursday, Feb. 24, 4:30-6...

Past Events

Jan
27

Seminar on California Current

January 27, 2022

Black-footed albatross, a denizen of the California Current.\Photo by Scott Carpenter.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center continues with its Thursday research seminar series online.  This week’s talk concerns the California Current, the large marine ecosystem off Oregon’s shore.  Presenter...

Jan
26

Open House for Fish and Wildlife

January 26, 2022

Black oystercatchers, mother and chick, a species of conservation concern on the Oregon coast.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) invites the public to a virtual Conservation Open House—the first of five this year—to discuss issues involving...

Jan
22

Red Abalone talk

January 22, 2022

Kendall Smith (right) and fellow researchers pursuing the red abalone.

As part of its speaker series featuring young scientists, the Cape Perpetua Area Collaborative presents an online talk on red abalone on Saturday, Jan. 22, 10:30 a.m.

The speaker is Kendall Smith, a second-year Master’s...

Jan
20

Seminar on Fish and Environmental Change

January 20, 2022

Beached salmon shark.\Photo courtesy of the Seaside Aquarium.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Thursday Research Seminar Series continues online this year.  Next up, on Thursday, Jan. 20, at 3:30 p.m., is a talk on fish research.  Speaker Alexandra McInturf will address “A multiscale...

Jan
19

Talk on Invasive Crabs

January 19, 2022

European green crab.|Photo courtesy of University of Washington.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Science on Tap series continues, pandemic or no pandemic.  You have to pour your own at home, but on the upside, you can pull up a chair anywhere.

The next in the series takes place on...

Jan
13

Talk on Forest, Sea, and Climate Change

January 13, 2022

Coastal forests have a strong link to the sea.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Thursday Research Seminar Series continues online in 2022.  On Thursday, Jan. 13, at 3:30 p.m., the seminar being offered bears the intriguing title, “Should we bury our forests in the...

Jan
6

Film on Right Whale

January 6, 2022

North Pacific Right Whale.\Photo courtesy of NOAA.

We hear a lot about gray whales and humpback whales in our coastal waters, and sometimes orcas, but not much about the much less abundant right whale.  The Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve seek to rectify this with their first online...

Jan
6

Lecture on Coastal Sediments

January 6, 2022

Kara Galdeken (left) and fellow researchers in the field.\Photo courtesy of the University of South Alabama

The Hatfield Marine Science Center continues to hold its Thursday research seminar series online.  First talk in 2022 concerns a study of coastal sediments.  The event, on Thursday,...