We're Hiring: Ecological Research Project Leader

We’re recruiting to fill our Ecological Research Project Leader position within the ODFW Marine Reserves Program. We are seeking a community ecologist with excellent knowledge and skills in ecological monitoring study design, field sampling techniques, and statistical analysis. Read More

New Marine Reserves Publication

ODFW Marine Reserves Program scientists, Jessica Watson and Dr. Brittany Huntington, recently published their work on developing a cost effective video lander tool for estimating relative fish abundance. The article is published in the Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. Read More

Calling All Oregonians!

Help us learn how Oregonians use, value and depend on their coast and ocean resources. Take the online survey as part of the Oregon Coastal Values Study being conducted by our research collaborators at Portland State University. Read More

Landing on the Seafloor: Piloting a New Camera System

Video surveys offer a cost-effective, non-extractive means for collecting valuable data on fish and habitats. Like all scientific research tools, there are questions about potential biases. Results from a video lander pilot study conducted by the ODFW Marine Reserve Program looks into these questions and has some surprising results. Read More

Diving Into Our Living Laboratories

A team of wetsuit-clad divers sit on the edge of a boat adjusting their masks before splashing into the cold waters of the Pacific Ocean. These divers belong to a specialized scientific research team–and the marine reserves are their living laboratories. Read More