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Volunteer Angling with CCFRP

By Jeff Christensen, CSU Stanislaus In 2011, I had the opportunity to participate in a California Collaborative Fisheries Research Program (CCFRP) fishing trip.  When I received a message from Andrea Launer, CCFRP Volunteer Coordinator, this spring about the summer data … Continue reading

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Pinned to the Bottom of the Sea

by Erin Loury, Ichthyology Lab I’ll admit, the prospect of spending ten days at sea aboard a 60 foot fishing vessel to do a fish survey had me a bit nervous.  The conditions in sunny southern California are nothing to … Continue reading

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Sea Slug: A Little Drop of Sunshine

by Erin Loury, Ichthyology Lab Sea slugs, or nudibranchs, are some of my favorite marine animals.  While an undergraduate at UC Davis, I participated in the awesome summer program at Bodega Marine Laboratory and did a research project on these … Continue reading

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A Salmon Fit for a King

Hook-and-line monitoring surveys of central California’s new Marine Protected Areas yield catches mostly of different species of rockfishes, but every once in a while we reel in a surprise.  Ichthyology student Katie Schmidt shows off a King Salmon (the only … Continue reading

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The Littlest Lingcod

The little whippersnapper was too tiny to tag, but definitely deserves some points for biting a big hook!  This young lingcod was caught during a marine protected area survey at Año Nuevo as part of the California Collaborative Fisheries Research … Continue reading

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Staying Seine in Moss Landing

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 … Continue reading

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A New Species, the Shoe Crab?

As you may know, the water in our streets runs to the ocean.  After diving in Monterey Bay you begin to notice objects that do not belong in the water.  I have found car parts, floats, cans, bottles, plastic bags, … Continue reading

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