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

Life Through a Lens

Snagging spectacular videos of something on land isn’t hard – these days most cell phones can do it – but getting great underwater shots is a bit more complicated. Video provides a window into the marine environment. Check out underwater videos and photos collected from ODFW biologists and learn how and why we’re using video in our research and monitoring. 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

Double Vision: Are Two Cameras Better Than One?

Measuring a fish via video isn’t some bizarre concept dreamt up by Silicon Valley computer whizzes. This technique has been used in Oregon by ODFW researchers for the last two decades. But why do researchers want to measure the sizes of fish and how might two video cameras help? Read More

Upwelling on the South Coast

It was the first day of a five-day research expedition in and around Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve. The wind had been blowing hard from the north for several days, but had tapered off by the first day of the research trip. On the days that followed, researchers watched underwater as the ocean color changed from crystal clear blue to a murky, pea-soup green. Read More