Ocean Events

May
26

Seminar on Migration

May 26, 2022

 

Steelhead.

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...

Jun
4

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

Nov
6

Orca Talk

November 6, 2021

Orcas.\Photo courtesy of NMFS.

The American Cetacean Society, Oregon Chapter, presents a talk on orcas, aka killer whales, off our coast on Saturday, Nov. 6, 10 a.m. 

The speaker is Josh McInnes, a Master degree student at the University of British Columbia's Institute for the Oceans and...

Nov
4

Presentation on Protecting Kelp

November 4, 2021

Kelp forest.\Photo by Lynn Lee.

At its Thursday, Nov. 4 virtual meeting, the MidCoast Watersheds Council offers a presentation on kelp and its importance to Oregon’s coastal environment.  The event, at 6:30 p.m., is free and open to all.

The presenter will be Tom Calvanese, coordinator of the...

Nov
4

Seminar on Human-Dolphin Relations

November 4, 2021

Bottlenose dolphins.\Photo courtesy of Marine Mammal Center.

It isn’t exactly “Flipper,” but the upcoming talk in the Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar Series deals with relations between people and dolphins.

Mauricio Cantor, an assistant professor with the Marine Mammal...

Nov
4

OPAC Meeting

November 4, 2021

Protection of rocky intertidal sites, like this one at Rocky Point, are on OPAC's agenda.\Photo by G. Ryder, OPRD.

The state’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council meets virtually on Thursday, Nov. 4, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Those concerned about such ocean-related issues as rocky habitat protection,...

Oct
29

State of the Coast Conference—Second Day

October 29, 2021

Beachgoers at Roads End.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The annual State of the Coast Conference takes place online again this year, Oct. 28-29.  The event, sponsored by Oregon Sea Grant, is free, but registration is required.  To register, go here.

The conference features an array of short talks,...

Oct
28

Seminar on Sustainable Fisheries

October 28, 2021

Newport's fishing fleet.\Photo by Kirt Edblom.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar Series continues online.  This week’s presentation, on Thursday, Oct. 28, at 3:30 p.m., deals with fisheries.  The event is free and open to all.

The speakers are Jessica Watson and Greg...

Oct
28

State of the Coast Conference

October 28, 2021

Fishing vessel at sea.\Photo by Jon Harvey.

The annual State of the Coast Conference takes place online again this year, Oct. 28-29.  The event, sponsored by Oregon Sea Grant, is free, but registration is required.  To register, go here.

The conference features an array of short talks,...

Oct
27

Salmon Restoration Symposium

October 27, 2021, Ocean Shores

Sockeye salmon spawning.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The 2021 Coast Region Symposium will be held in Ocean Shores, Washington, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 27.  The theme is “Restoration to Resilience:  Salmon Habitat in a Changing Climate.”  The event is free and open to all, but...