YOY to the World

WOW, a YOY! These young-of-the-year Kelp Bass are a common sight around Catalina Island

2010 has been a great year for both rockfish and kelp bass young-of-the-year recruits, affectionately known as “YOY”s.  This may be due to La Niña bringing colder, nutrient rich water to the kelp bed, helping the growing larvae and year-old recruits.

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