Ocean Events

Jul
7

Seminar on Wildlife Trafficking

July 7, 2022, Newport

 

Vaquitas.
Vaquitas.\Photo courtesy of NOAA
The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar Series continues on Thursday, July 7, 3:30 p.m., with a seminar on “Black and Blue Markets: Illegal wildlife trafficking, lack of legal economic alternatives, and the plight of the vaquita porpoise, the...
Jul
13

Seminar on Tsunami Debris and Invasive Species

July 13, 2022, Charleston

Japanese sea slugs that washed ashore in Oregon in 2015/ photo by John Chapman
Japanese sea slugs that washed ashore in Oregon in 2015/ photo by John Chapman

Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) invites the public to hear world-renowned biologist Dr. Jim Carlton speak about his research. Dr. Carlton is the leading expert in the field of marine bioinvasions and...

Aug
11

Cape Falcon Marine Reserve Walk

August 11, 2022, Arch Cape

Cape Falcon, viewing the marine reserve.
Cape Falcon, viewing the marine reserve.\Photo by Alex Derr.

The North Coast Land Conservancy (NCLC) offers a “walk and talk” on the Elk Flats Trail to Devil’s Cauldron, within Oswald West State Park.  The event, from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Aug. 11, is free and open to all, but...

Past Events

May
2

Sea Floor Working Group Meets

May 2, 2022

Site of notorious Facebook cable project at Tierra del Mar.
Site of notorious Facebook cable project at Tierra del Mar.\Photo by Ron Bourke.

The Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) and the Ocean Policy Advisory Council are jointing embarking on a review of the state’s Territorial Sea Plan Part Four:  Uses of the Sea Floor. ...

Apr
28

Seminar on Research Sensors

April 28, 2022, Newport

 

Video of research remote sensing in a marine reserve.
Video of research remote sensing in a marine reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Thursday series of research seminars now offers a hybrid—in-person presentations that are also accessible remotely.  Next up, on Thursday, April 28, 3:30 p.m., is a talk on the...

Apr
28

Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

April 28, 2022

 

Black Oystercatcher
Black Oystercatcher.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Black Oystercatchers, with their vivid orange bills and unmistakable clacking cry, are a familiar and well-loved denizen of our rocky intertidal areas. They are also a species of conservation concern due to the bird’s small population size and...

Apr
27

Rocky Habitat Workshop

April 27, 2022

 

View north from Cape Fourweather.
View north from Cape Foulweather.\Photo by George Meyer.
The next phase of the state’s drawn-out “site designation” process, part of the new Rocky Habitat Management Strategy, is upon us. The Department of Land Conservation and Development is hosting three virtual workshops focused on...
Apr
26

Webinar on Ocean Acidification

April 26, 2022

Photo of crabs caught in fishing gear courtesy of California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife.
Commercial crab fishing is at risk from ocean acidification.\Photo courtesy of California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife.

The Audubon Society of Lincoln City hosts a webinar on “Our Imperiled Sea: Combating Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia” on Tuesday, April 26, 6:30-7:30 p.m. The speaker will be...

Apr
21

Seminar on Fish Behavior

April 21, 2022

 

Blue rockfish and mola.
Blue rockfish and mola.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar Series, which had started to hold in-person events again, reverts to remote, in this case because they are bringing in a speaker from across the Pond.

On Thursday, April 21, 3:30 p.m., the...