One goal of Oregon’s marine reserves is to avoid significant adverse impacts on coastal communities and ocean users. It’s been four years since the first reserves went into effect, and new research is examining the ‘pulse’ of Oregonians’ perceptions of the reserves. Read More
Check out our latest research activities from October. Read More
Over the past several years the ODFW Marine Reserves Program has been conducting visitor surveys to gain a better understanding of who is visiting the marine reserves and why. These baseline data can be compared with future studies to see if changes in the visitor population occurs in connection with the marine reserves. Read More
Check out our latest research activities from August. Read More
Check out our latest research activities from July. Read More
The mystery began in 2007 at Whiskey Creek Shellfish Hatchery in Netarts Bay, Oregon. An inexplicable oyster larvae die-off spurred efforts to figure out the problem. The identified culprit? Ocean acidification. Read More
Updates from the field and announcements on upcoming reports. Read More
Dive beneath the surface at Otter Rock Marine Reserve and get a glimpse of rockfish, a harbor seal, an octopus and more. Located off of Oregon’s central coast, Otter Rock Marine Reserve is the smallest of the five reserves. This scientific training ground provides local researchers with the perfect spot to try out new approaches.