Tag Archives: marine protected areas

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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Lips in a Fiesty Fishy Shade of Pink

Bold black and gold stripes with flashy pink lips – treefish certainly aren’t shy about their appearance.  They even give rock greenling a run for their money.   These highly distinctive rockfish are sometime visitors to Monterey Bay, though are more … Continue reading

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