Banking on Baby Fish and Big Data

Cabezon are a popular fish in both the recreational and commercial fisheries here in Oregon. This means that their populations have to be tracked carefully in order to ensure catches are maintained at sustainable levels. If fish were like a bank account, the money flowing in and out must be kept in balance. Read More

ROVing The Seafloor

Up until two decades ago very few people had seen the seabed under Oregon’s nearshore waters. All that began to change with the use of remotely operated vehicles, or ROVs. Read More

Mooring Deployment

If you’re out at Roads End, north of Lincoln City, you might notice a bright orange flag bobbing at the surface. It’s the most recent installation of oceanographic sensors deployed by the Marine Reserves team. Read More

Field Season Kicks into High Gear

As winter storms transition to spring rains, underwater visibility usually increases and research field season kicks into high gear. The ecological research team conducts multiple studies at Oregon’s 5 marine reserves and 8 comparison areas along the Oregon coast – and 2019 is already jam packed. Read More