Ocean Events


Orca Webinar

June 19, 2021

Orca pod.\Photo courtesy of NMFS.

The American Cetacean Society—Oregon Chapter hosts a webinar by noted field biologist Alexandra Morton on Saturday, June 19, at 10 a.m.  The event is free and open to all, but registration is required.

Morton has been studying the Northern Resident Killer...


Kelp and Urchin Webinar

June 24, 2021

Purple urchin barren destroying kelp.\Photo by Kate Vylet.

The Elakha Alliance presents a webinar on the relationship between purple urchins and kelp on Thursday, June 24, 6:30 p.m.  The event is free and open to all.

“Dive into a Changing Ecosystem: Kelp Forests & Urchin Barrens” features...


Tufted Puffin Talk

July 14, 2021

Tufted Puffins in flight.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.

The Friends of Haystack Rock group is extended its usual winter-to-spring speaker series into the summer this year.  On Wednesday, July 14, 7 p.m., the featured speaker will be Shawn Stephenson of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,...

Past Events


Webinar on Gray Whale Genetics

June 10, 2021

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

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Thursday seminar series continues online.  Coming up next is a webinar on the ever-popular topic of whales.  The speaker is Aimee R. Lang of the Marine Mammal and Turtle Division of the Southwest Fisheries...


Tufted Puffin Talk

June 9, 2021

Tufted Puffins near nest on Haystack Rock.\Photo by Tiffany Boothe, Friends of Haystack Rock.

The Friends of Haystack Rock group is extended its usual winter-to-spring speaker series into the summer this year.  On Wednesday, June 9, 7 p.m., the featured speakers will be Amy Eberling and...


Seabird Nest Monitor Training

June 5, 2021

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

The citizen science project that involves monitoring seabird nesting colonies continues this year, under some different pandemic protocols.  If you care about seabirds and would like to consider participating, an online...


Webinar on Global Change

June 3, 2021

Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve.\Photo by Jason Waicunas.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar Series continues online.  The next topic is broad indeed:  ‘Ecological and evolutionary responses to global change across realms.”  The free public event takes place on Thursday, June...


Otter Restoration Talk

June 1, 2021

Sea otter and pup.\Photo by Eric Palmer.

The Coos History Museum, as one of its First Tuesday talks, offers “The Return of Sea Otters: Considering the Ecological and Cultural Dimensions of Restoration.”  The event takes place on Tuesday, June 1, 6:30 p.m.  It is free and open to all.



Seminar on Sustainable Fisheries

May 27, 2021


Crab boats off Silver Point.\Photo by Tiffany Boothe.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center Research Seminar Series continues online.  This week’s talk on “Policy and Science for Sustainable Fisheries in Oregon” takes place on Thursday, May 27, at 3:30 p.m.

The panel of speakers consists of Dr....


Abalone Webinar

May 25, 2021

Abalone shell ashore.\Photo courtesy of the Elakha Alliance.

In addition to serving as president of the Kalmiopsis Audubon Society, Ann Vileisis is a well-regarded writer on natural history, environmental, and food topics.  The Port Orford author’s latest book is “Abalone:  The remarkable...


OPAC Meeting on Rocky Shores

May 17, 2021

Rocky Point, one of the areas proposed for protection.\Photo by Randy Scholten.

The campaign to designate certain key rocky shore habitats for special levels of protection now moves to the Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC), which meets on Monday, May 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The public comment...