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

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

Dr. Joanna Griffiths, with Ursus maritimus (aka polar bear).
Dr. Joanna Griffiths, with Ursus maritimus (aka polar bear).

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...

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

Bandon Marsh, with a restoration project underway.\Photo by Dave Ledig.

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...

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...

Oct
7

Sea Otter Symposium—Third Day

October 7, 2021

Sea otter at sea.\Photo by Lilian Carswell.
Sea otter at sea.\Photo by Lilian Carswell.

The Elakha Alliance, which is working toward the potential restoration of sea otters to Oregon’s coastal waters, hosts its second annual online symposium on Oct. 5-7.  The focus of this year’s conference will be the key findings in the scientific...