Updates from the Field

June was a busy month of fieldwork wrapping up spring hook and line, longline, and SCUBA surveys, along with oceanography and juvenile fish research. Several big low tide series meant lots of intertidal surveys too. 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

Updates from the Field

With field season in full swing, it’s been a busy month of hook and line, longline, and SCUBA surveys, along with oceanography and juvenile fish research. Read More

Eyes in the Sky: Aerial Enforcement of Marine Reserves

A small, white, single engine plane bumped down the runway, gaining speed as it became airborne. It soared high above the coast as an Oregon State Police Trooper peered through binoculars at the ocean’s surface 2000 feet below. Learn more about aerial patrols of Oregon’s marine reserves Read More

When Waters Collide

The Pacific changes color depending on its mood. Sometimes it’s clear and blue, then it changes to murky green or brown. And sometimes, there’s long colored bands in the water, like those seen the last couple of weeks off the central Oregon Coast. Read More

Update: Cape Falcon Management Plan

We’d like to thank everyone who has provided input as part of the development of the Cape Falcon Management Plan – we’ve had lots of participation. From the many North Coast residents who attended workshops this past fall, to one on one conversations that provided many innovative ideas – we appreciate all of the input. 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