Marine Reserves News: Got Ideas? We're Listening

A Deeper Dive

We Want to Hear From You!

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Have an idea about how we can better communicate with north coast communities? Or, an idea on a project you'd like to see happen a Cape Falcon? We're currently developing a site management plan for the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve and want to hear from you! We would like to hear ideas from north coast residents and other Oregonians about ways in which we can be sharing information and engaging communities around Cape Falcon Marine Reserve. 

Below is a 10 question survey that takes about 30 minutes to complete. Your input will be used to help us develop communication and engagement strategies to: 

  • Keep you up to date on happenings and findings at Cape Falcon,
  • Further develop ways to engage communities and,
  • Help us strengthen compliance and enforcement at Cape Falcon

The survey will be open until March 21, 2019.

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Annual FishOn! Newsletter & Infographics


‘Tis that time of year, time for the 2018 Fish On! Newsletter. We had another successful year of hook and line surveys at Cascade Head and Cape Perpetua and we couldn’t have done it without all of our volunteers. This newsletter highlights the science and data the volunteers helped us collect this past year, which includes more than 2000 caught.

Inside, there's also information about our new oceanographic efforts to understand changing oxygen levels in the ocean. This coming year we'll be surveying up at Cape Falcon.

Click the image above for the full newsletter, including infographics about our research findings. 

Diver Training is Underway

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Scientific diver training is currently underway. The ODFW Ecological research team has spent the last two days training scientific divers in preparation for the upcoming field season (which begins this spring). During the training the divers do a ‘dry run,’ by walking lines interspersed with small pictures and real life examples of various algae and invertebrate species. These ‘dry transects’ give divers a chance to hone identification skills prior to jumping in the water.

These volunteer divers are all scientifically certified and we rely on them to help us collect valuable data about Oregon’s Marine Reserves. Special thanks to the Oregon Coast Aquarium and Oregon State University for their continued collaboration with our scientific diver training program.  

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