Ocean Events

Dec
5

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...

Dec
17

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

Sep
24

Fishery Management Seminar

September 24, 2020

Fishing vessel at sea.\Photo by Jon Harvey.

In the coronavirus era, the Hatfield Marine Science Center is holding its research seminar series online.  These events are free and open to the public via Zoom

Next up is Eric Wade, Ph.D. Candidate, Fisheries Science, Department of Fisheries &...

Sep
15

Webinar on Offshore Islands

September 15, 2020

Bandon sea stacks.\Photo by Bruce Swenson.

Rocky habitats off Oregon’s shore are gaining attention at present, as we go through the state’s process for developing a new Rocky Habitat Management Strategy, the first revision of Oregon’s policies protecting both intertidal and offshore areas. ...

Sep
10

Discussion of Ocean and Climate

September 10, 2020

A king tide at New River in Curry County.\Photo by Alex Derr, with support from Lighthawk.

The Ocean Conservancy is sponsoring a national online discussion on “Building a Blue-Green Future: Ocean-Climate Action for 2021,” 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10.  The virtual symposium is free and...

Sep
1

Seminar on Climate and Estuaries

September 1, 2020

Caitlin Magel at work in the field.

Oregon State University’s Department of Integrative Biology offers a chance to listen in on academia while learning something about how climate change and other impacts may affect our estuaries.  A thesis defense seminar by PhD candidate Caitlin Magel will...

Aug
27

Cape Perpetua Volunteer Appreciation

August 27, 2020

Cape Perpetua from the air.\Photo by Alex Derr, with support from Lighthawk.

The annual Cape Perpetua Volunteer Appreciation Event celebrates the wide range of voluntary activity focused on that stretch of Oregon’s shore (including the monitoring done by CoastWatchers).  It is usually a...