Diving for Science

OPB | Feb. 14, 2013 8:30 p.m.

Oregon’s notoriously dark, cold and turbulent coastal ocean hold a surprisingly colorful array of sea life. Scuba divers with extensive training brave pounding tidal surge and low visibility to explore for science and collect animals and other sea life for the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Certified Scientific Divers work under strict permits and never take over-fished or endangered species.

Producer - Vince Patton
Videographer & Editor - Michael Bendixen
Video Courtesy - Oregon Coast Aquarium
Special Thanks - Vallorie Hodges

More Information
Oregon Coast Aquarium
OSU Scientific Diving
Intro to Science Diving

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Major Support Provided By:

  • Dorothy D. Gage and Dan Stanton

Additional Support Provided By:

  • Kay Kitagawa and Andy Johnson-Laird
  • Christine and David Vernier
  • Coit Family Foundation
  • Greenfield/Hartline Habitat Conservation Fund of the Nature Conservancy
  • Lois E. Jones
  • Bonnie and Peter Reagan