Monday at 11am the first half of our group boarded Oregon State's research vessel, the Elakha to sample estuary fish in Yaquina Bay. The weather could not have been better. We headed into the bay in search of new species.
|Boarding the Elakha.|
|Enjoying the sunny ride out.|
|Pulling the net back into the boat.|
|Scott describing the new perch species.|
|The red cap looking on as the trawl is pulled up.|
|A large buffalo sculpin pulled from the net.|
|The new Aulorhynchidae species collected:|
|The second group pulling up the net.|
After a great day on the Elakha we collected five new families and learned new trawling sampling techniques. Thank you, from all the marine biology students here to to Scott, Jeremy, and the Elakha boat crew, it was a fantastic day.
|Pretty excited about fish sampling.|