Ever wondered what actually happens to the ocean when upwelling occurs? This ODFW research footage caught some of the action and this video explains a bit of the oceanographic processes behind it.

Upwelling on the South Coast

It was the first day of a five-day research expedition in and around Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve. The wind had been blowing hard from the north for several days, but had tapered off by the first day of the research trip. On the days that followed, researchers watched underwater as the ocean color changed from crystal clear blue to a murky, pea-soup green. Read More

Juvenile Fish Surveys

Underwater video of scientists collecting juvenile fish samples in Oregon’s marine reserve sites, to study juvenile fish recruitment. The study is led by scientists from Oregon State University, in collaboration with the ODFW Marine Reserves Program.

Longline Pilot Study

Highlights from the longline pilot study done by the ODFW Marine Reserves Program, in partnership with local commercial fishermen, in the Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve. Featured in the video are: Captain Jeff Miles, his fantastic crew, and his boat F/V Top Gun.