Meet Our Mother-In-Law: She’s a Croaker

Meet the cabezon, a large, goth-looking sculpin whose genus name literally translates to “scorpion fish” and means “large head” in Spanish. This species was the ‘catch du jour’ during our last research trip at Cape Falcon Marine Reserve. Read More

Life Through a Lens

Snagging spectacular videos of something on land isn’t hard – these days most cell phones can do it – but getting great underwater shots is a bit more complicated. Video provides a window into the marine environment. Check out underwater videos and photos collected from ODFW biologists and learn how and why we’re using video in our research and monitoring. Read More

Double Vision: Are Two Cameras Better Than One?

Measuring a fish via video isn’t some bizarre concept dreamt up by Silicon Valley computer whizzes. This technique has been used in Oregon by ODFW researchers for the last two decades. But why do researchers want to measure the sizes of fish and how might two video cameras help? Read More

Landing on the Seafloor: Piloting a New Camera System

Video surveys offer a cost-effective, non-extractive means for collecting valuable data on fish and habitats. Like all scientific research tools, there are questions about potential biases. Results from a video lander pilot study conducted by the ODFW Marine Reserve Program looks into these questions and has some surprising results. Read More

I’ve Seen This Fish Before

Catching two tagged fish doesn’t seem like a big deal, but it is actually rare to occur in wild populations. Why? The odds of catching a previously tagged fish are extremely small as there are literally, many fish in the sea. Read More