Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Seining on East Beach

The class went to the small beach near campus to sein. Seining is pretty much using a big net to catch whatever is in the water column in a certain desired area. I have pictures if you can't truly picture it in your head. No worries.

Yay for seining! 

This was the net that we used. Well, part of the net. It was just a really long net with 2 poles on either side of it. We caught a bunch of little fish, like mullet and jack. That's me trying to set them free before they suffocated and died. I'm just trying to save the world, guys. One fish at a time.

Class picture! It was so overcast that morning. It was raining and cold and windy. Bleh.

Another picture of some more fish we caught. We seined I think 4 or 5 times.

Some cute little fishies! The one on the bottom is a jack.

I was trying to get out all the fish. They were so small that you couldn't really see them. It took a while to sift through all of the nets.

Overall, no elasmobranchs from yesterday's seining. Sadness. Hopefully we'll get some on Friday's boat trip. Our professor had told us that the trip from last Friday was probably the least successful trip she has ever had with her classes! There is a lot of pressure to get a shark, so let's cross our fingers and hope for the best!

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