Ocean Events

Jul
7

Seminar on Wildlife Trafficking

July 7, 2022, Newport

 

Vaquitas.
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...
Jul
13

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...

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...

Past Events

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...

Oct
22

Rockfish Lecture

October 22, 2021

Canary rockfish.\Photo courtesy of Oceana.
Canary rockfish.\Photo courtesy of Oceana.

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology has started up its fall seminar series.  It will take place online again this year.  Most of the talks take place at 4 p.m. on Fridays, but there is one “public lecture,” scheduled for Friday, Oct. 22, at 7...