Over the past several years the ODFW Marine Reserves Program has been conducting visitor surveys to gain a better understanding of who is visiting the marine reserves and why. These baseline data can be compared with future studies to see if changes in the visitor population occurs in connection with the marine reserves. Read More
Check out our latest research activities from August. Read More
Check out our latest research activities from July. Read More
The mystery began in 2007 at Whiskey Creek Shellfish Hatchery in Netarts Bay, Oregon. An inexplicable oyster larvae die-off spurred efforts to figure out the problem. The identified culprit? Ocean acidification. Read More
Ecological Monitoring Being that this is an El Nino year, we are very interested to see what juvenile fish might recruit to our nearshore waters. In April our SMURF sampling gear, used for collecting juvenile fish, was deployed at the Otter Rock and Redfish Rocks sites with the help of Oregon State University and the Oregon Read More
Updates from the field and announcements on upcoming reports. Read More
Dive beneath the surface at Otter Rock Marine Reserve and get a glimpse of rockfish, a harbor seal, an octopus and more. Located off of Oregon’s central coast, Otter Rock Marine Reserve is the smallest of the five reserves. This scientific training ground provides local researchers with the perfect spot to try out new approaches.
Ever wondered what lies beneath the surface of Oregon’s ocean? Our new Oregon Marine Reserves website provides a rare glimpse below the surface of Oregon’s ocean waters and a behind-the-scenes peek at scientists in action. Read More