Our staff were excited to venture out into the intertidal this week to conduct Sea Star Wasting surveys at Otter Rock and Cascade Head. Read More
Though our spring hook-and-line surveys were cancelled, our ecological team has been busy analyzing data from previous sampling years. These graphs summarize the average biomass of fish throughout the years of sampling at Cascade Head and Cape Perpetua, which were established as marine reserves in 2014. Read More
While the Black Oystercatcher has a conspicuous presence on our coast, little demographic information has been collected on this seabird in recent years. Portland Audubon, research partners, and volunteers conducted a statewide survey to get an updated population estimate and learn more about their distribution at marine reserve sites and along the coast. Findings from this study have recently been published. Read More
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. Read More
Check out these highlights from the ODFW Marine Reserves Program and Oregon’s five marine reserve sites from 2019. Explore underwater, see scientists and fishermen in action, find snapshots from the air and from community events. From hook-and-line surveys to underwater SCUBA excursions, it’s been a busy year.
Urchins devouring kelp off the southern Oregon coast was the top News post on our website this year. Take a look at a few of the other top stories from 2019. Read More
We’re taking a look back at 2019. Check out these video highlights from hook-and-line surveys, underwater video research, SCUBA divers in action, and juvenile fish research and more at Oregon’s marine reserve sites. Read More
This week we are starting fall fieldwork with hook-and-line, longline and SCUBA surveys at Redfish Rocks. Plus the ROV is heading to Cape Perpetua. This past month we downloaded oceanography data, did an ARMs check, continued sea star and juvenile fish research. Read More
Watch as ODFW sets out oceanographic sensors at Cascade Head. These sensors collect data on temperature, salinity, and oxygen every hour of the day and are left in the water for several months. This helps us understand the oceanographic conditions at the marine reserve, such as when a hypoxia (low oxygen) event has occurred.
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