SEA Seminars

The public is invited to join Shoreline Education Awareness for educational seminars.
The next seminar in our series is:

Saturday, February 18, 2017:


Dr. Alan Shanks, Professor of Marine Biology at OIMB, will give a presentation on ocean dynamics and how oceans influence our environment and related habitats. This seminar will be on Saturday, February 18th from 9 am -12:00 pm at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, Boathouse Auditorium, 63466 Boat Basin Rd., Charleston, Oregon.

The best way to give you a feel for this topic is to read what he says about it in his own words: “Biological Oceanography deals with the interplay between ocean movement and how that movement affects the biology of marine life. Much of my work seems to be at the interface between physical and biology oceanography.  I am strongly driven by my curiosity. Early in my career, I discovered that if I was observant and followed my curiosity, I could make novel discoveries. Throughout my career, I have tried to pay attention to my observations and serendipity and to actively follow these leads.  When training students (undergraduate or graduate), one of my primary goals is to persuade them to follow their curiosity as this leads to novel and creative discoveries (and besides it is fun).”

The Seminar is free to SEA members.  A $5.00 donation is recommended for non-members.  To reach the auditorium, park at the end of Boat Basin Road and walk past the Coast Guard housing area to the Auditorium.

Saturday, January 28th from 9-10:30 am

OCEAN ACIDIFICATION: What is it and what does it mean for marine life?

at the Charleston Marine Life Center (CMLC),

63466 Boat Basin Rd., Charleston, Oregon

Presented by: Oregon Institute of Marine Biology

Dr. Julie Schram, Post-Doctoral Researcher

and Reyn Yoshioka, PhD Student

Dr. Schram and Reyn Yoshioka will discuss what ocean acidification is and how it influences and affects marine organisms. They will focus primarily on responses of organisms from our area and along the U.S. West coast, including seagrasses, shellfish, plankton and fish. They will discuss how ocean acidification affects organisms differently, and how changing oceans will have both winners and losers.

This seminar is a wonderful opportunity to learn about Oregon’s marine wildlife, their environment, and the impact of climate change. You will also have an opportunity to view the museum exhibits and learn more about the interesting animals that thrive in our ocean




Simpson Reef visitors