Oregon’s marine reserves are areas in the ocean that are dedicated to conservation and scientific research. 5 Sites: The Cape Falcon, Cascade Head, Otter Rock, Cape Perpetua, and Redfish Rocks marine reserves are each named after local natural landmarks. Within the marine reserves all removal of marine life is prohibited, as is ocean development.
The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife oversees the management and scientific monitoring of these areas. For a state famous for exploration, we’ve only skimmed the surface of our coastal waters. Join us, as we study these areas and learn how to best maintain Oregon’s coastal ocean resources for generations to come. There’s a lot more of Oregon to discover.
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