Ocean Events


Seminar on Migration

May 26, 2022



The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar Series has moved back to fully remote.  The next virtual seminar will focus on migration.  The event takes place on Thursday May 26, at 3:30 p.m.

The speaker is Will Hemstrom, a doctoral researcher in the Department of Evolution and Ecology...


Lecture on Interpretation

June 4, 2022


Whale Watch at Cape Ferrelo.\Photo by Jean DeCato.
Whale Watch at Cape Ferrelo.\Photo by Jean DeCato

Joy Primrose, current president of the American Cetacean Society—Oregon Chapter, will give an online talk on “Interpretation: An Important Skill for Naturalists,” on Saturday, June 4, 10 a.m.  The event is free and open to all.

Primrose will...

Past Events


Lecture on Coastal Sediments

January 6, 2022

Kara Galdeken (left) and fellow researchers in the field.\Photo courtesy of the University of South Alabama

The Hatfield Marine Science Center continues to hold its Thursday research seminar series online.  First talk in 2022 concerns a study of coastal sediments.  The event, on Thursday,...


Seminar on Radioactive Fish

December 16, 2021


Albacore, which may or may not be radioactive.\Photo courtesy of NOAA.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Thursday research seminar series continues online.  This week’s offering, at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 16, has the provocative title, “A Study of Radioactive Fish Ears or How I...


Panel on Public Resource Perceptions

December 16, 2021

Kaegan Scully-Engelmeyer in the field.

As part of its fall speaker series, the Cape Perpetua Collaborative offers a panel discussion of “Public perceptions of coastal resources and marine protected areas: Exploring drivers of support and values for Oregon’s Marine Reserves.”  It takes place...


Sea Turtles on Tap

December 15, 2021

Stranded Olive Ridley sea turtle.\Photo by Samual Gardner.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center continues with its Science on Tap series online.  The bad news is that you have to pour your own; the good news is that you can enjoy the talks without being in Newport.

On Wednesday, Dec. 15, 6...


Marine Debris Survey

December 9, 2021, Yachats

Entrance to the Cape Cove Trail.\Photo by Tara Dubois.

A monthly marine debris survey and clean-up is conducted at Cove Beach, just south of Cape Perpetua.  To participate, meet at the Cove Beach Trail entrance on Hwy 101 (about three miles south of Yachats and the second pullout on the west...