The Surfrider Foundation in Oregon is a proud (and longtime) partner of the Redfish Rocks Community Team (RRCT), working collaboratively to help to protect special places like the Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve.

The biological richness of Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve has supported animal and human communities for generations, fish, mammals, invertebrates, seabirds, and fishermen alike.  Check out  this unique story and some stunning footage from Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve in the new short film from the RRCT!

Oregon’s Ocean Legacy_Red Fish Rocks from DELPHI CINEMA on Vimeo.

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.

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This film is the fourth in a series produced with support from the Oregon Marine Reserves Partnership (OMRP). Production assistance provided by Surfrider, other OMRP partnership members and the local community teams at each reserve.  Check the other three films here (scroll to the bottom).   A special shout out to Portland Surfrider chapter member Phil Schlieder and his company Delphi Cinema for all their great work on developing these films!