2020 Highlights, Top Stories and Videos

This year in particular, our team found it cathartic to take a moment to reflect back upon some of the positive moments, instants of humor, and accomplishments we shared together in 2020. Here are some highlights from the ODFW Marine Reserves Program.

Top 5 Stories of 2020

1. Poachers Caught Setting Stolen Crab Pots in Reserve Await Trial

Two men caught setting stolen crab pots in Cape Falcon Marine Reserve on the north Oregon coast await trial following a joint effort of citizen reporting and solid detective work.

2. Returning to the Reserves: Lars Robison

With a profession spanning five decades off of a 15-mile stretch of coastline, this charter boat captain’s sense of place for the Cascade Head Marine Reserve area remains deep and unchanged. Join us as we talk with Lars Robison and explore his knowledge of the reserve, how he came to know these waters, and his continued connections with this place.

3. ROV Data Reveal Subtidal Sea Stars’ Status

We’re diving into past ROV video data to explore changes in the abundance of 11 subtidal sea star species in the Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve

4. A Natural Laboratory for Social Science Research

Oregon’s marine reserves provide a staging ground for studying human social interactions that surround natural resource issues. Many insights from our ongoing human dimensions research centers on recognizing how and why different stakeholders interact with and value the ocean in different ways.

5. Dive Into the ODFW Data Dashboard

We’re excited to announce the release of our new ODFW Data Dashboard. The dashboard is a website where you can explore marine reserves monitoring data collected by ODFW over the last 10 years.

Most Popular Videos from 2020

Beneath the Surface of the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve

What Makes the Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve Special?

Data Dashboard Tutorial: How to Explore Marine Reserves Data