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


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...