Ocean Events


Sudden Oak Death Workshop

September 24, 2019, Pistol River

To learn more about a plant disease affecting south coast forests, attend “What’s New in Sudden Oak Death Research?”, a workshop led by Everett Hansen taking place on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 6-8:30 p.m., at the Pistol River Friendship Hall (24252 Carpenterville...


Volunteer Appreciation at Cape Perpetua

September 26, 2019, Yachats

Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve at its northern boundary.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Every fall, the organizations working to protect the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve and its surrounding terrestrial environment gather for a volunteer appreciation night.  Current and prospective volunteers gather...


BioBlitz Talk

October 3, 2019, Newport

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 professional scientists...


Marine Debris Talk

October 10, 2019, Manzanita

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...


Workshop on Visitor Use

October 16, 2019 - October 17, 2019, Charleston

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 Protected Areas” on Oct. 16...


OPAC Meeting

October 21, 2019, Newport

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...


State of the Coast Conference

November 9, 2019, Gleneden Beach

Siletz Bay, looking across to Salishan Spit, near the Salishan Resort where the conference will take place.\Photo by Dennis White.

This year’s edition of the annual State of the Coast Conference is coming up Saturday, Nov. 9, all day at the Salishan Resort in Gleneden Beach (7760 N. Hwy...

Past Events


Lecture on Dungeness Crabs

June 7, 2019, Charleston

Dr. Alan Shanks and research assistant.
Dr. Alan Shanks and research assistant.

Alan Shanks, a professor at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB), will cap the Spring Seminar Series with the annual Bayard McConnaughey Public Lecture (honoring a long-time Oregon Shores board member who was one of the first professors to...


BioBlitz at Redfish Rocks

June 7, 2019, Port Orford

Port Orford, with the Port Orford Heads to the left.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Redfish Rocks Community Team and other sponsors are putting on one of this summer’s series of BioBlitz events at marine reserves on Friday, June 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Port Orford Heads State Park.

For more...


Seabird Nest Monitoring Training

June 1, 2019, Yachats

 Pelagic cormorants feeding their young.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.
Pelagic cormorants feeding their young.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.

Portland Audubon, along with local partners, conducts a seabird nest colony monitoring project at several locations on the coast, including Cape Perpetua, Heceta Head, and the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, along with nearby...


Sea Otter Presentation

June 1, 2019, Newport

Sea otter in Monterey Bay, where they still flourish.\Photo by Joe Platko.
Sea otter in Monterey Bay, where they still flourish.\Photo by Joe Platko.

The monthly meeting of the American Cetacean Society’s Oregon Chapter, coming up on Saturday, June 1, will feature a talk on “An ecological assessment of potential sea otter reintroduction to Oregon,” by guest speaker...


Intertidal Retrospective

May 31, 2019, Charleston

Flabellina goddardi, discovered by Jeff Goddard.
Flabellina goddardi, discovered by Jeff Goddard.

Veteran marine biologist Jeff Goddard will look back over his career in a talk at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) as part of the Spring Seminar Series.  Goddard will speak in the OIMB Boathouse Auditorium at 4 p.m. on Friday, May...