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
Ecological Monitoring Being that this is an El Nino year, we are very interested to see what juvenile fish might recruit to our nearshore waters. In April our SMURF sampling gear, used for collecting juvenile fish, was deployed at the Otter Rock and Redfish Rocks sites with the help of Oregon State University and the Oregon 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.
Ever wondered what lies beneath the surface of Oregon’s ocean? Our new Oregon Marine Reserves website provides a rare glimpse below the surface of Oregon’s ocean waters and a behind-the-scenes peek at scientists in action. Read More
In 2014, the Pacific Coast of North America was hit by a mysterious epidemic that wiped out millions of sea stars, marking the largest marine animal disease event in recorded history. Looming questions researchers are trying to answer include … Read More
Check out ODFW’s newly released Ecological Monitoring Plan. Learn about how long-term monitoring is helping us learn more about marine reserve protections and about Oregon’s nearshore ocean. Read More
In the field last week, scientists from UCSC and ODFW set up sampling plots to monitor rocky intertidal habitats at the Otter Rock and Cascade Head marine reserves. Read More