Ocean Events


Aquaculture and Health Seminar

December 12, 2019, Newport

Salmon aquaculture net pens are a key cause of zoonotic diseases.\Photo courtesy of Washington Dept. of Ecology.

Veterinarian Carla Schubiger will describe current research on “Aquaculture and the One Health Paradigm” at the Hatfield Marine Science Center (2030 S.E. Marine Science Dr., in...


Rocky Habitat Talk

December 12, 2019, Manzanita

Charlie Plybon installs a Ph sensor at the Otter Rock Marine Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Lower Nehalem Watershed Council Lecture Series will feature a presentation on rocky shore habitats on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 7 p.m. in the Pine Grove Community House (225 Laneda) in Manzanita. The...


Sea Otter Talk

December 14, 2019, Yachats

A raft of sea otters.\Photo by David Sidle.

As part of the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center Fall Speaker Series, Bob Bailey of the Elakha Alliance will speak at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14.  The visitor center is located at 2400 Hwy 101, about three miles south of Yachats.

The talk is free and...


Sea Otter Science Pub

December 19, 2019, Newport

Sea otter in its kelp habitat.\Photo by David Gwilliam.

The Oregon State University Science on Tap series offers a science pub experience devoted to sea otters on Thursday, Dec. 19.  To clarify, this is a science pub about sea otters, not for sea otters—all humans are welcome to this free...


Presentation on the Future Coast

January 8, 2020, Cannon Beach

Pat Corcoran.

The Friends of Haystack Rock will kick off the new year with a look at the coast of the future.  As part of the World of Haystack Rock lecture series, Patrick Corcoran of Oregon State University Extension will speak on “Envisioning the Coast of the Future.”  The event, free and...


Orca Lecture

February 12, 2020, Cannon Beach

Colleen Weiler and orcas.

The Friends of Haystack Rock lecture series turns its sights on “killer whales.”   Colleen Weiler will speak on “Orcas of the Oregon Coast.”  The event, free and open to all, takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m., in the Cannon Beach Library (131 N. Hemlock...


Marine Mammal Lecture

March 11, 2020, Cannon Beach

Seal pup yawning.\Photo by Tiffany Boothe.

The Friends of Haystack Rock lecture series hosts a talk on marine mammals on the Oregon coast, when Debbie Duffield speaks on “Current Trends of Marine Mammals along the Oregon Coast.”  The event, free and open to all, takes place on Wednesday,...

Past Events


OPAC Meeting

October 21, 2019, Newport

OPAC meeting in action.

The next meeting of the state’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council it planned for Monday, Oct. 21, at the Agate Beach Best Western (3019 N. Coast Hwy) in Newport.  The tentative starting time, 9 a.m., may change.

The agenda for this meeting is not yet available but will be...


Mollusk Research Lecture

October 18, 2019, Charleston

Mussels, speaking of molluscs.\Photo courtesy of ODFW

As part of the Fall Seminar Series at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB), Kevin Kocot will speak on “Biodiversity, Systematic, and Genomics of the Mollusks.”  His talk takes place on Friday, Oct.18, 4 p.m. in OIMB’s Boathouse...


Sea Otter Presentation

October 17, 2019, Port Orford

Sea otter eating a crab.\Photo by Arenkert.

Bob Bailey, president of the Elakha Alliance, will speak on “Sea Otters in Oregon” on Thursday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m., in the Port Orford Public Library (1421 Oregon St.).  The talk is free and open to all.

Bailey, a former Oregon Shores board member and...


Workshop on Visitor Use

October 16, 2019 - October 17, 2019, Charleston

South Slough.\Photo courtesy of South Slough NERR.

The coast may depend on visitors economically, but environmentally, tourism can have a major impact.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is sponsoring a workshop on “Managing Visitor Use in Coastal and Marine...


Marine Debris Talk

October 10, 2019, Manzanita

Dorothy Horn with research subject.

The Lower Nehalem Watershed Council invites the public to join them for a talk on “Marine Debris and Microplastics in Our Watersheds” on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Pine Grove Community House (225 Laneda Ave.) in Manzanita.  The event is free.



Seminar on MPA Management

October 10, 2019, Newport

Fish congregating in Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The HMSC Seminar series at the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will feature a talk on managing marine protected areas on Thursday, Oct. 10, 3:30 p.m. in the Guin Library seminar room at HMSC (2030 S.E. Marine...


Kelp and Urchin Lecture

October 4, 2019, Port Orford

Sara Hamilton

With warm water conditions, there’s been an alarming die off of bull kelp and burgeoning of purple sea urchins in northern California and southern Oregon’s kelp forest ecosystems. Oregon State University graduate student Sara Hamilton will present her research regarding the...


Seaweed Seminar

October 4, 2019, Charleston

Seaweed at low tide in the Cascade Head Marine Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The first installment of the Fall Seminar Series at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) is coming up on Friday, Oct.4, 4 p.m. in OIMB’s Boathouse Auditorium.  The speaker is Gary Saunders of the...


BioBlitz Talk

October 3, 2019, Newport

BioBlitz taking place at Cape Perpetua.

CoastWatch has collaborated with the Oregon Coast Aquarium and other conservation groups on a series of “BioBlitzes” at the state’s marine reserves each of the past two years, and expects to do so again.  These events partner volunteers with...