Dr. Bill Hanshumaker will perform a Sea Turtle Necropsy at 1:30 pm.
Beginning May 25th, the HMSC Visitor Center will be open 10am - 5pm daily. Check back for a list of summer events.
Thousands of residents and tourists came to the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) in Newport for Marine Science Day. Visitors experienced behind-the-scenes peek at the cutting-edge research, education and outreach in marine sciences that makes this marine laboratory unique.
Thanks for joining us for this fun week as we celebrated local marine mammals and their journey northward. The next Whale Watch Week will take place in December when the whales are migrating the other direction (south) to their calving grounds.
The Hatfield Marine Science Center is proud to host a new tsunami awareness exhibit. The centerpiece of the exhibit is a section of the Japanese dock that washed ashore as a result of the 2011 Japanese earthquake and resulting tsunami. The opening and dedication ceremony took place on March 10, marking the two-year anniversary of the tsunami. Press release
Thanks for joining us for fun activities including a shark necropsy.
Thank you for joining us for this fun week dedicated to celebrating marine mammals!
After 37 years as Oregon State University's primary research vessel - and a welcoming generations of young people aboard for tours as part of the Visitor Center's marine education programs - , the Wecoma has been officially retired from service and replaced by the R/V Oceanus, acquired from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts. Photos from the retirement event can be seen in the Oregon Sea Grant photo gallery.