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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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That Fish Has a Nice Looking Mohawk

Ichthyology student Jahnava Duryea shows off a fine-looking specimen of cabezon (Scorpaenichthys marmoratus) during fish tagging surveys of Central California’s marine protected areas with the California Collaborative Fisheries Research Program.  Cabezon are the largest members of the sculpin family, dwarfing … Continue reading

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Living Deep and Hit Hard by Fishing: a video interview with Dr. Greg Cailliet

Video by Cassandra Brooks Moss Landing Marine Labs alumna Cassadra Brooks has taken her research on the Antarctic toothfish to a new level, hoping to effectively convey relevant science to the public and  fisheries managers.  Now a science communicator for … Continue reading

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Featured photo: Big Gulp – Eat that fish, tail and all

by Erin Loury, Ichthyology Lab There’s nothing like seeing the food-chain in action to make you appreciate how important eating is in an animal’s life – and why it’s so important to study (says the fish guts girl)!  For many … Continue reading

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