Staying Seine in Moss Landing

Pretty easy to guess where this photo was taken with those landmark smokestacks in back! (photo: E. Loury)

When it comes to doing ichthyology field work, loading up on nets is only the first step – then you have to actually use them to catch fish!  To study the sandy-bottom fishes in Elkhorn Slough, the MLML ichthyology class conducted a survey with a seine net.   This net has a weighted bottom, so casting it wide then pulling the ends together like a drawstring corrals all the fish into a small area to collect and study them.  What kind of fish did we catch?  Stay tuned to find out!

photo: E. Loury

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