The Cape Falcon Marine Reserve Program of the North Coast Land Conservancy community team hosted a boat tour to in late August to bring to life the research and collaborations happening at the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve. ODFW staff participated in the day by lowering a drop camera to capture footage of the species and habitat in the marine reserve. An exciting part of the day was observing a school of Black Rockfish swimming over the old and decaying wreck of a barge that sank in 1983. The rusting deck and hull of the barge now provide excellent habitat for species like rockfish and lingcod as well as a beautiful covering of white plumose anemones.
To step back in time and learn more about how this barge sank off of Cape Falcon, read the original article from 1983 for additional information.