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

Jun
25

Presentation on Marine Mammal Acoustics

June 25, 2020

Whales, probably vocalizing.\Photo courtesy of NOAA.

The Marine Mammal Institute at the Hatfield Marine Science Center is interviewing candidates for an open assistant professor in cetacean biology.  This gives the public an opportunity to learn about current research on marine mammals,...

Jun
23

Presentation on Baleen Whales

June 23, 2020

Gray whale at Depoe Bay.\Photo by Rena Olson.

The Marine Mammal Institute at the Hatfield Marine Science Center is interviewing candidates for an open assistant professor in cetacean biology.  This gives the public an opportunity to learn about current research on marine mammals, because...

Jun
19

Orca Action Month Happy Hour

June 19, 2020

Colleen Weiler and orcas.

June is Orca Action Month, and one of the annual festivities in a happy hour get-together and chat.  The get-together part can’t happen this year, but undaunted, Whale and Dolphin Conservation, with the help of Hopworks Urban Brewery, is moving the happy hour...

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
11

Virtual Film Event

June 11, 2020

Marine debris (mostly plastic) found on a single beach walk in Netarts.

Join the Newport Chapter of Surfrider Foundation, Oregon Sea Grant, Hatfield Marine Science Center Green Team, and Thompson's Sanitary for a free virtual screening of “The Story of Plastic,” followed by a Q&A panel...

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...