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

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