Ocean Events


Seminar on Wildlife Trafficking

July 7, 2022, Newport


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...

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...


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


Meeting on Rocky Habitat Plan

March 31, 2022

Photo of rocky intertidal area at Coquille Point by Steve Garrett.
The rocky intertidal area at Coquille Point is slated for protection.\Photo by Steve Garrett.

More than three years ago, at the request of Oregon Shores, the state began considering revisions to its Territorial Sea Plan (TSP), which puts statewide land use planning Goal 19 into action.  As...


Global Dialogue on Ocean Accounting

March 30, 2022

View of Oregon's ocean from Cape Meares.\Photo by Gregory Henton.

Night owls in Oregon who care about the health of the ocean have an opportunity to sit in on a global event that is intended to advance knowledge of planning for sustainable ocean resource use.  The “3rd Global Dialogue on...


Sea Otter Webinar

March 29, 2022

Kayakers approach a raft of sea otters.\Photo by Frank Steube.

The Elakha Alliance, which is working to develop the scientific knowledge and public support needed to restore sea otters to Oregon’s coast, offers a webinar on “Sharing Space with Sea Otters: A Case Study of Coexistence in a...


Seminar on Beach Biodiversity

March 17, 2022

Photo of a mole crab by Bonnie Henderson.
Mole crab, a common denizen of Oregon beaches.\Photo by Bonnie Henderson.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center continues to hold its Thursday research seminar series online.  Next up is a talk about a subject that is literally beneath the feet of beachgoers—the life that dwells beneath the...


Talk on Drones and Whales

March 12, 2022

Gray whale surfacing.\Photo by Era Horton.

The Oregon chapter of the American Cetacean Society hosts a webinar on how drones are being used to study whales on Saturday, March 12, at 10 a.m.  The event is free and open to all.

The presenter is Clara Bird, a Ph.D student at Oregon State...


Seminar on Inclusive Fisheries

March 10, 2022

Trawler heads out to sea.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Thursday Research Seminar Series continues online. On Thursday, March 10, at 3:30 p.m., the topic will be diversity and inclusion in the fishing industry.

The speaker will be Ivan Arismendi, Associate...


Public Meeting on Offshore Wind Energy

March 10, 2022

Photo of Offshore wind turbine courtesy of BOEM.
Offshore wind turbine.\Photo courtesy of BOEM.

The Oregon Department of Energy is holding public meetings to introduce and discuss its Floating Offshore Wind Study.  The first such event takes place on Thursday, March 10, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There is a serious possibility that offshore wind...


Orca Lecture

March 9, 2022

Transient killer whale.\Photo by Josh McInnes.

The Friends of Haystack Rock continue their “Library Lecture Series,” but online rather than actually in the library. On Wednesday, March 9, at 7 p.m., the topic will be orcas, aka killer whales. The event is free and open to all.

Speaker Josh...