The spirit of exploration is alive and well in Oregon. Only now, it’s underwater. Overseen by the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW), Oregon’s five marine reserve sites are areas in the ocean dedicated to scientific research and conservation. In the reserves all ocean development and removal of marine life is prohibited.
5 Sites: Here you can learn about what a marine reserve is. Where they are. And why we have marine reserves. We invite you to explore the Cape Falcon, Cascade Head, Otter Rock, Cape Perpetua, and Redfish Rocks sites and discover what lies beneath the surface.
For a state famous for exploration, we’ve only skimmed the surface of our coastal ocean waters. Join us, as we study these areas and learn how to best maintain Oregon’s ocean resources for generations to come. There’s a lot more of Oregon to explore.
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