Updates from the ODFW Marine Reserves Program
This month our volunteer anglers helped us complete three days of our spring hook-and-line surveys in the Cape Falcon Marine Reserves and its associated comparison areas. The final day will be completed in early June.
Our volunteer divers worked hard this month to complete 115 scuba transects and collect 23 underwater lander videos from the Otter Rock Marine Reserve and its comparison area.
Oceanographic instrumentation was deployed to collect information on temperature, salinity, and dissolved oxygen in Cape Falcon. Data collection will continue through the summer.
Volunteer divers deployed Autonomous Reef Monitoring Structures (ARMs) in Otter Rock Marine Reserve and the Cape Foulweather Comparison Area. To learn more about ARMs see our blog post from last month.
Longline surveys are underway at Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve and its associated comparison areas with three days of fishing completed and three additional days planned for June.
Updates from our Collaborators
Juvenile fish recruitment surveys (SMURFs) were conducted at Otter Rock and Redfish Rocks (by OSU, ODFW Marine Reserves Program, Oregon Coast Aquarium). These surveys will continue through the summer.
pH sensors were deployed at Redfish Rocks, Cape Perpetua, Otter Rock, Cascade Head, and Cape Falcon by PISCO scientists from OSU, with assistance from local community members.