Ocean Events

Jun
4

Offshore Wind Meeting

June 4, 2020

The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), along with Oregon’s Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD), are convening a meeting of the BOEM Oregon Intergovernmental Energy Task Force to discuss potential development of wind energy off...

Jun
4

Mussel Seminar

June 4, 2020

Mussel wall.\Photo by Sara Schreiber.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center has shifted its usual seminar series online.  The next edition of what are now the HMSC Virtual Research Seminars is coming up on Thursday, June 4, 3:30 p.m. online.

Speaker will be Craig Norrie, a post-doctoral scholar...

Jun
5

Seminar on Scallops

June 5, 2020

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology’s Spring 2020 Seminar Series has moved online.  The public is welcome to sit in through Zoom at no cost.

On Friday, June 5, the series features a 1 p.m. talk from Sally Walker, a professor of paleontolgy at the University of Georgia, on “Scallop forensics in...

Jun
6

Seabird Monitoring Training Online

June 6, 2020

Pelagic cormorants feeding young.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.

Despite the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus, preparations are still being made for seabird nesting colony monitoring.  On Saturday, June 6, at 10 a.m., the Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve and other organizations will...

Jun
8

Virtual Oceans Day Event

June 8, 2020

Oregon's ocean near Waldport.\Photo by Alex Derr.

The United Nations celebrates World Oceans Day each year on June 8.  This year’s theme is “Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean.” 

On the Oregon front, the celebration will take place online.  The public is invited to join a special Oregon State...

Jun
10

Marine Debris Survey Training

June 10, 2020, Hammond

Starting a marine debris survey at Fort Stevens.\Photo by Jesse Jones.
Starting a marine debris survey at Fort Stevens.\Photo by Jesse Jones.

One of the locations at which CoastWatch conducts our marine debris survey is Fort Stevens State Park, just south of the Columbia’s South Jetty.  More volunteers are needed to fill out the team, headed by Oregon Shores...

Jun
13

Seabird Monitoring Training Online

June 13, 2020

Double-crested Cormorant at Stonefield Beach.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Despite the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus, preparations are still being made for seabird nesting colony monitoring.  On Saturday, June 13, at 10 a.m., Portland Audubon, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and other...

Jun
25

Virtual Fishing Industry Tour

June 25, 2020

The Newport fishing fleet.\Photo by Sara Schreiber.

Oregon State University’s Science on Tap series, usually held at the Rogue Brewery in Newport, has moved online, so you will have to bring your own beer while enjoying presentations via Zoom.

Next up, on Thursday, June 26, 6 p.m., is Walking...

Past Events

May
19

Sea Otter Webinar

May 19, 2020

Sea otters.\Photo by Fritz Wilhelm.

Like so many conservation groups, the Elakha Alliance is moving online to tell it story.  The alliance, which Oregon Shores helped to found, is dedicated to exploring the possibility of reintroducing sea otters to Oregon.  The Elakha Alliance and the...

May
19

Virtual Shark Talk

May 19, 2020

Great White Shark.\Photo courtesy of NOAA.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC in Newport hosts a Science on Tap series.  These are casual talks on scientific subjects, held at the nearby Rogue Brewery, combining food, beer, and entertaining explorations of research topics.  They are...

May
15

Oystercatcher Webinar

May 15, 2020

Black Oystercatchers.\Photo by Scott Carpenter.
Black Oystercatchers.\Photo by Scott Carpenter.

The Friends of Otter Rock group invites the public to join them for a Zoom meeting, featuring a talk on Black Oystercatchers by wildlife biologist Halle Renn.  The event takes place on Friday, May 15, 6 p.m.

The talk will provide general...

May
15

Seminar on Nurturing Seafood

May 15, 2020

Kelp forest on Haida Gwaii.\Photo by Lynn Lee.

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology’s Spring 2020 Seminar Series has moved online.  The public is welcome to sit in through Zoom at no cost.

On Friday, May 15, the speaker will be fishery biologist Lynn Lee, speaking on “Chiixuu Tll iinasdll...

May
9

Cancelled--Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

May 9, 2020, Newport

Black Oystercatcher.\Photo by Molly Sultany.
Black Oystercatcher.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Note:  The organizers had been holding out, in hopes that coronavirus restrictions would be lifted in time to allow this citizen science training event t take place, but have now cancelled the in-person event.  Online webinars are being...

May
9

Virtual Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

May 9, 2020

Black Oystercatcher.\Photo by Linda Fink.

This year’s annual survey for Black Oystercatchers will focus just on identifying and monitoring nest sites—the abundance survey will not be done this year. 

Due to coronavirus measures, the volunteer training sessions that had been planned have been...

May
8

Lecture on Rocky Shores

May 8, 2020

Rocky intertidal habitat.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology’s Spring 2020 Seminar Series has moved online.  The public is welcome to sit in through Zoom at no cost.

On Friday, May 8, the series features a 1 p.m. talk from Robin Elahi, a lecturer from Stanford...