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- 07/28/17--11:14: _SMURFing Week 13 – ...
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- 08/11/17--15:55: _SMURFing Week 15: T...
- 08/18/17--11:07: _SMURFing Week 16: W...
- 08/29/17--15:01: _SMURFing Week 17: O...
- 09/06/17--14:09: _Hypoxia on the Cent...
- 09/15/17--16:32: _SMURF Weeks 17-20: ...
- 10/13/17--14:05: _SMURFing Weeks 21-2...
- 10/18/17--13:05: _Rise of the Jellyfish
- 11/15/17--14:32: _Sea Anenomes: Deadl...
- 12/13/17--15:29: _2017 Year In Review
- 12/13/17--15:54: _SCUBA SURVEY ANNUAL...
- 01/16/18--08:15: _Behind Closed Doors...
- 01/16/18--18:05: _1,873 Fish and 63 V...
- 02/13/18--08:20: _Strange Creatures C...
- 02/15/18--10:51: _Strange Creatures C...
- 03/15/18--14:06: _Crabs: Competing an...
- 04/11/18--08:00: _Strange Creatures C...
- 04/12/18--00:00: _Reports from the Field
- 05/15/18--11:51: _Sea Stars: Tigers o...
- 07/28/17--11:14: SMURFing Week 13 – Predicting the Pulses
- 08/03/17--15:33: SMURFing Week 14 – The Consistently Collected Cabezon
- 08/11/17--15:55: SMURFing Week 15: The Sultan of SMURF
- 08/18/17--11:07: SMURFing Week 16: What’s in a SMURF?
- 08/29/17--15:01: SMURFing Week 17: Otter Rock Roundup
- 09/06/17--14:09: Hypoxia on the Central Coast
- 09/15/17--16:32: SMURF Weeks 17-20: It’s been rough!
- 10/13/17--14:05: SMURFing Weeks 21-22: That’s a Wrap!
- 10/18/17--13:05: Rise of the Jellyfish
- 11/15/17--14:32: Sea Anenomes: Deadly Beauties
- 12/13/17--15:29: 2017 Year In Review
- 12/13/17--15:54: SCUBA SURVEY ANNUAL HIGHLIGHTS
- 01/16/18--08:15: Behind Closed Doors: The Sex Life of Barnacles
- 01/16/18--18:05: 1,873 Fish and 63 Volunteers
- 02/13/18--08:20: Strange Creatures Cast Ashore: Salps
- 02/15/18--10:51: Strange Creatures Cast Ashore: Salps
- 03/15/18--14:06: Crabs: Competing and Cooperating at the Ocean’s Edge
- 04/11/18--08:00: Strange Creatures Cast Ashore: Velella Velella
- 04/12/18--00:00: Reports from the Field
- 05/15/18--11:51: Sea Stars: Tigers of the Tidepools
How can it be that some SMURF trips bring in hundreds of fish and some bring in just a few? It isn’t just random, find out the answers here! Read More
Even in the midst of the midsummer lull, there is one species that consistently shows up in the SMURFs. Come learn more about the underappreciated Cabezon. Read More
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Catch up on this week’s SMURFing action and learn about one of the most popular SMURF residents! Read More
Catch an update on this week’s SMURFing action and learn a little about how one builds a SMURF in the first place! Read More
SMURF season is winding down. Get the lowdown on our latest trip to Otter Rock and check out a short summary of this site's SMURF season. Read More
Towards the end of July, an oceanic buoy located in Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve showed a drop in ocean oxygen levels. Read More
As the SMURFing season winds down, the team has faced some last minute challenges in sampling the SMURFs at both the Otter Rock and Redfish Rocks sites. Read More
SMURFing is complete for 2017! All moorings have been pulled out and we've got some final counts for the season! Read More
Like nettle plants on land, these Pacific sea nettles can leave a similar sting. Recently, ODFW habitat researchers ran into swarms of these guys while doing acoustic marine habitat surveys just south of Cascade Head Marine Reserve (see the video below). Over the last month, marine reserves researchers have seen sea nettles during SCUBA dive and Read More
The sea anemones that paint Pacific Northwest tidepools with color look like tranquil flowers but are, in fact, predatory animals. They are cousins of jellyfish, coral, and siphonophores like the Portuguese man o’ war. Read More
From hypoxia and strange creatures washing up on beaches, to jellyfish blooms, research collaborations with fishermen, and advancements in underwater video research tools - Oregon’s marine reserves were teeming with discoveries this year. Read More
The Marine Reserves SCUBA Survey Team covered a large section of the coast this year. Hundreds of surveys were conducted in the Cape Falcon, Cascade Head, and Otter Rock Reserves, combined. These underwater surveys collect data on fishes, kelps, invertebrates, and habitats in depths up to 65 feet inside and near the Marine Reserves. The Read More
Patches of barnacles blanket the rocky surfaces in and around Oregon’s marine reserves, and hide fascinating life history secrets. We've invited guest author, filmmaker, and photographer Stephen Grace to share his photos and insights on barnacles with us. Read More
Our annual Fish On! Hook-and-Line Volunteer Newsletter is now out with highlights from our 2017 surveys. Check out the Newsletter for more survey highlights and to learn a bit about our pilot fish tagging study at Redfish Rocks. Read More
Some of the gelatinous creatures that occasionally wash onto Oregon’s beaches are salps. Though they resemble jellyfish without tentacles, they belong to a group of animals known as tunicates, commonly called sea squirts. Guest author Stephen Grace shares this story and some of his photos with us. Read More
Perhaps you've seen one of these gelatinous creatures washed up onto one of Oregon’s beaches. Though they resemble jellyfish without tentacles, they belong to a group of animals known as tunicates, commonly called sea squirts. Guest author Stephen Grace shares this story and some of his photos with us. Read More
Crabs add drama to the intertidal zone. They scurry in and out of rocky crevices in tidepools, and along sandy bottoms beneath the surface of the waves. Read More
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In winter and spring, Oregon’s beaches can turn a vivid hue of purplish blue thanks to the invertebrate Velella velella. Also known as "By-the-Wind Sailor," they are a living blue boat at the mercy of the winds. Storms blow these odd creatures with melodious names ashore, stranding them in uncountable numbers. Read More
In collaboration with the Oregon Coast Aquarium we held our annual re-fresher training course for our volunteer scientific SCUBA divers. This year we will be conducting SCUBA surveys at the Cascade Head Marine Reserve. We have selected our two local fishing vessels to help with this year’s hook-and-line surveys. The surveys will be conducted Read More
A few years ago Oregon’s intertidal zone was stacked with sea stars. Their brilliant bodies splashing red, orange, and purple color across rock surfaces when the tide receded. Now, fewer tidepools are brightened by these critters since the outbreak of sea star wasting syndrome occurred along the West Coast.