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

Aug
25

Sustainable Fishing Lecture

August 25, 2022, Newport

Scientists study the effects of algal blooms in marine fisheries. /Photo courtesy of NOAA
Scientists study the effects of algal blooms in marine fisheries. /Photo courtesy of NOAA

As part of the ongoing Research Seminars series, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will be hosting Dr. Katelyn Bosley, a crustacean biologist from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife....

Aug
21

Bandon History and Beach Hike

August 21, 2022, Bandon

Aerial view of the Bandon shoreline. /Photo By Sonja Peterson
Bandon's shoreline. | Photo by Sonja Peterson.

The South Coast Striders are leading an educational hike through the town and beaches of Bandon on Sunday, Aug. 21 at 10 a.m. This hike will start at the Bandon Historical Society Museum and tour the waterfront and Old Town before heading to the...

Aug
18

Research Symposium

August 18, 2022, Newport

2022 Summer Coastal Interns /photo courtesy of HMSC
2022 Summer Coastal Interns /photo courtesy of HMSC

On Thursday, Aug. 18 the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) is hosting a hybrid research symposium in person at the Gladys Valley Marine Science Building (2030 SE Marine Science Dr.) or available remotely on Zoom. There will be...

Aug
16

Science Pub Portland: Into the Abyss

August 16, 2022, Portland

Research submersible Alvin at sea on a science verification expedition on the ship Atlantis. /Photo by Hannah Piecuch, WHOI
Research submersible Alvin at sea on a science verification expedition on the ship Atlantis. /Photo by Hannah Piecuch, WHOI

On Tuesday, August 16 at 7 p.m., the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is hosting a talk in the Empirical Theater on Alvin, the human-occupied U.S. research...

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...

Aug
11

Call for Intertidal Survey Volunteers

August 11, 2022, Newport

Cascade Head Marine Reserve. /Photo courtesy of ODFW
Cascade Head, site of the marine reserve that is part of the U.N. Biosphere Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) Marine Reserves team will be conducting intertidal mussel bed surveys next week at the Cascade Head Marine Reserve. They are looking...

Aug
10

State of the Coast: Call for Sessions

August 10, 2022

A view of Cape Meares. /Photo by Gregory Henton
A view of Cape Meares. /Photo by Gregory Henton

The State of the Coast conference is accepting submissions for session ideas until Wednesday, Aug. 10. They are soliciting both 10-minute “ignite talks” and 75-minute interactive breakout sessions.

The conference will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5...

Aug
4

Seminar on Mangroves

August 4, 2022, Newport

Mangroves in Tauranga Harbour, New Zealand. /Photo courtesy of Te Ara
Mangroves in Tauranga Harbour, New Zealand. /Photo courtesy of Te Ara

Hannah Glover, a postdoctoral scholar at Oregon State University, will be sharing her research on the impacts of removing mangroves off the coast of Aotearoa New Zealand and Myanmar. 

Her description of the talk: "Coastal...

Jul
28

Talk on Invasion Ecology

July 28, 2022, Newport

The research vessel Oceanus. /Photo by Tom Kleindinst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
The research vessel Oceanus. /Photo by Tom Kleindinst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Join John Chapman, a Courtesy Professor of Fisheries, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University (OSU), on Thursday, July 28 at 3:30 p.m. to learn about his research on the...