Ocean Events

Nov
30

Science on Tap: Gray Whales

November 30, 2022, Newport

Diving gray whale. /Photo courtesy of OSU.
Diving gray whale. /Photo courtesy of OSU.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) is holding a hybrid Science on Tap event on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 6 p.m. The theme for the night is “Life as a PCFG: A close look at the ecology and health of Pacific Coast Feeding Group gray whales in...

Dec
1

Lecture on Fish Conservation Physiology

December 1, 2022, Newport

As part of the ongoing Research Seminars series, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will host Ken Zillig, a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Fish Physiology Lab at the University of California, Davis, to discuss his work on conservation...

Dec
3

Talk on Transient Killer Whales

December 3, 2022

As part of the remote Winter Speaker Series, the Cape Perpetua Collaborative will be hosting Josh McInnes to talk about his research on the behavioral ecology of killer whales on Saturday Dec. 3, at 2 p.m. McInnes is a marine ecologist and marine mammal researcher at...

Dec
8

Lecture on Salmon Survey

December 8, 2022, Newport

As part of the ongoing Research Seminars series, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will host Laurie Weitkamp a Research Fisheries Biologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Northwest Fisheries Science Centerto discuss the...

Dec
8

Eelgrass Conservation Webinar

December 8, 2022

Eelgrass on bay bottom when submerged.
Eelgrass on bay bottom when submerged.\Photo by Adam Obaza.

On Thursday, Dec. 8, 7 p.m., Oregon Shores will host a webinar on “Eelgrass and How to Protect It.” The event is free and open to all.

The presenter is Anu Sawkar, the attorney with the Crag Law Center with whom we collaborate in the...

Dec
10

Talk on Yachats Geology

December 10, 2022

As part of the remote Winter Speaker Series, the Cape Perpetua Collaborative will be hosting Dave Muerdter to talk about his work as a geologist on Saturday Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. Muerdter is a local geologist and longtime Cape Perpetua Volunteer.

About...

Dec
12

Conference on Ocean Plastics

December 12, 2022 - December 13, 2022, Newport

Marine debris plastics in the ocean. /Photo by Kip Evans
Marine debris plastics in the ocean. /Photo by Kip Evans

On Dec. 12 and 13, the Pacific Northwest Consortium on Plastics is holding their annual conference in Newport. The event will take place at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in the Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building (2030 SE Marine...

Dec
14

Lecture on Snowy Plovers

December 14, 2022, Cannon Beach

On Wednesday, Dec. 14, the Friends of Haystack Rock and the Cannon Beach Library will continue the World of Haystack Rock Library Lecture Series.

This month's speaker will be Allison Anholt, Coastal Community Science Biologist with Portland...

Past Events

Nov
17

Land-Sea Symposium

November 17, 2022, Yachats

North boundary of Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve. /Photo courtesy of Oregon Marine Reserves Flickr
North boundary of Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve. /Photo courtesy of Oregon Marine Reserves Flickr

The Cape Perpetua Land-Sea Symposium will be resuming as an in-person event for its 10th annual celebration this year. The event will take place at the Yachats Commons (441 U.S. 101, Yachats) on...

Nov
17

Lecture on Harmful Algal Blooms

November 17, 2022, Newport

Harmful algal bloom on Klamath River reservoir. /Photo courtesy of OSU
Harmful algal bloom on Klamath River reservoir. /Photo courtesy of OSU

As part of the ongoing Research Seminars series, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will be hosting Brian Fulfrost of Brian Fulfrost and Associates and Dan Sobota, of the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality...

Nov
13

Workshop on Dungeness Crabs

November 13, 2022, Netarts

 

Dungeness crab (Cancer magister). /Photo courtesy of Monterey Bay Fisheries Trust
Dungeness crab (Cancer magister). /Photo courtesy of Monterey Bay Fisheries Trust

On Sunday, Nov. 13, at 11 a.m., Friends of Netarts Bay Watershed, Estuary, Beach, and Sea (WEBS) is hosting a workshop with Jim Young. Young is a scientist, photographer, and board member of Friends of Netarts...

Nov
12

Exploding Whale Anniversary

November 12, 2022, Florence

Florence's unofficial Exploding Whale mascot. /Photo courtesy of xplodingwhale.com
Florence's unofficial Exploding Whale mascot. /Photo courtesy of xplodingwhale.com

November 12 marks the 52nd anniversary of the uniquiely-Oregon exploding whale event. A public 52nd Anniversary Exploding Whale Memorial family-friendly celebration is planned for Saturday, November 12th from...

Nov
12

Sea Otter Webinar

November 12, 2022

Sea Otter in the kelp. /Photo by Joe Platko.
Sea Otter in the kelp. /Photo by Joe Platko.

The American Cetacean Society, Oregon Chapter, will be holding a webinar on Saturday, Nov. 12th at 10:00 a.m. Peter Hatch of the Elakha Alliance and Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians Cultural Resources office will be the guest presenter. He...

Nov
9

Talk on Crab Migration

November 9, 2022, Netarts

Dungeness crab (Cancer magister). /Photo courtesy of NOAA.
Dungeness crab (Cancer magister). /Photo courtesy of NOAA.

On Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m., Friends of Netarts Bay Watershed, Estuary, Beach, and Sea (WEBS) is hosting a talk by Dr. Sarah Henkel. Dr. Henkel is a benthic ecologist at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center...

Nov
9

Lecture on Invasive Green Crabs

November 9, 2022, Cannon Beach

Researchers in Washington measure an invasive green crab. /Photo courtesy of Northwest Straits Commission
Researchers in Washington measure an invasive green crab. /Photo courtesy of Northwest Straits Commission

On Wednesday, Nov. 9, the Friends of Haystack Rock and the Cannon Beach Library will welcome back the World of Haystack Rock Library Lecture Series.

The first speaker will be Dr. Sylvia...