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

Meet the Deacon Rockfish

How do you discover a new species after millions of people, including fishermen and researchers, have seen these fish off of Oregon for many years? Blue Rockfish, common to Oregon’s rocky reefs and regularly observed in Oregon’s marine reserves, are actually two entirely distinct species. Read More