Ocean Events


Surrogate Whale Watch Presentation

December 5, 2020

Gray whales at Depoe Bay.\Photo by Era Horton.

In normal winters, we would be fast approaching Whale Watch Week, and State Parks’ Whale Watching Spoken Here program would be gearing up.  But it is 2020, we’re back to a coronavirus “freeze,” and there will be no public whale-oriented...


Webinar on Sea Otters and Kelp

December 17, 2020

Sea otter ready for his close-up.\Photo by Alex Derr.

Learn about the Elakha Alliance, an organization working to explore the possibility of restoring sea otters to Oregon’s coastal ecosystem, through an introductory webinar, “The Plight of Oregon’s Kelp Ecosystem, Sea Otters, and Our...

Past Events


Orca Pub Talk

October 21, 2020

Orcas (killer whales) in their habitat.\Photo courtesy of National Marine Fisheries Service.

Social distancing takes some of the fun out of “science pub” events, at which people have heretofore gathered to socialize, hoist a beer or two, and listen to talks about science.  But the Hatfield...


Online Research Summit

October 20, 2020

Marine research diver.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Determined to demonstrate that social distancing does not prevent the spread of ideas, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) is moving its 2020 Research Summit online. This informative and interactive half-day event will be online from 1-5...


Webinar on Offshore Wind Energy

October 19, 2020

Offshore wind energy development.\Photo courtesy of Surfrider.

Surfrider offers an opportunity to learn more online about offshore wind energy from an expert panel. This webinar takes place on Monday, Oct. 19, at 5:30 p.m.

Panelists will provide some background information on wind energy and...


Shark Bites

October 15, 2020

Great White Shark.\Photo courtesy of NOAA.

Learn the truth about sharks from Dr. Taylor Chapple, when the Oregon Chapters of the Surfrider Foundation sponsor an online presentation by Dr. Taylor Chapple on Thursday, Oct. 15, 6:30 p.m.   Dr Chapple is a professor at the Hatfield Marine...


Seminar on Seabird Monitoring

October 15, 2020

Brandt's Cormorants nesting at Haystack Rock.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s research seminar series has moved online during the coronavirus era.  The next virtual seminar, coming up Thursday, Oct. 15, 3:30 p.m., is presented by Rachael Orben of the Department...


Talk on Climate and Estuaries

October 13, 2020

Eelgrass in Netarts Bay.\Photo by York Johnson.

Caitlin Magel, a PhD student at Oregon State University, will deliver a talk on “Interaction of Climate and Human-driven Changes in Pacific Northwest Estuaries:  Perspectives from Seagrass and Macroalgae,” on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 5:30 p.m.  The...


Lecture on Ocean Exploration

October 8, 2020

Dr. Alan Jamieson in the field.\Photo courtesy of Five Deeps Expedition.

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology offers “Exploration at Full Ocean Depth,” a public lecture on the science of the deep ocean on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 10 a.m.  OIMB is in Charleston, and the speaker will be in...