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

Back to the Future

With the help of our many partners in academia, the fishing industry, coastal communities and non-government organizations 2015 proved to be a busy year. Check out some of the Program highlights over the past year! Read More

I’ve Seen This Fish Before

Catching two tagged fish doesn’t seem like a big deal, but it is actually rare to occur in wild populations. Why? The odds of catching a previously tagged fish are extremely small as there are literally, many fish in the sea. Read More