Located off the Southern Oregon Coast, just south of the historical town of Port Orford, the Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve lies as a symbol of a community’s connection to , and dependence upon, its natural resources. This story features Redfish Rocks through exploring its complex and diverse habitats, and a community’s inextricable connection to it.
This is Oregon’s only marine reserve located south of Cape Blanco, a known biogeographic break where the north-south extent of some species begin or end. The reserve features emergent rocks and islands; beneath the surface, high-relief rocky reef, intermixed with bedrock, boulder fields and kelp beds support a wide diversity of fish, invertebrates, and marine mammals. This historical fishing ground now provides protections for an assortment of previously harvested fish and invertebrate species.
Oregon Marine Reserve Partnership