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Fish in the Bay – March 2021: La Nina Baby Fish Bomb.

Trawl map. We caught a lot of baby fish in March; more shrimp than normal as well.  The Pacific Ocean...

Fish in the Bay – February 2021: Tales from the Coral Reef and the Spawning Ground.

Trawl map. Good news, a new season of spawning fish arrived!  Read on.   Bay-side stations trawling results. Rare, odd-ball...

Fish in the Bay – January 2021, Part 2: La Nina Skies; shrimp, parasites, and more.

Sunrise near station Coy4 on January 30th, 2021 I had some odds-and-ends left to report from the January trawls.  Beautiful...

Fish in the Bay – January 2021, part 1: Winter Fishes = Longfin, Shad, Herring, & Anchovy(?).

Trawl map. Good news first:  1126 Anchovies! That is the biggest January catch of Anchovies since 2014.  465 Longfin Smelt...

Fish in the Bay – January 2020: The Longfin Chronicles, Part 3.

Longfin trawl results from January 2nd & 3rd. Operation “Save Our Smelt” 2020/21, week three.  By this point, over 100...

Fish in the Bay – December 2020: The Longfin Chronicles, Part 2.

Longfin trawl results from December 27th& 28th. Longfin Smelt Broodstock Collection. Operation “Save Our Smelt” 2020/21 continued through the last...

Fish in the Bay – December 2020: The Longfin Chronicles, part 1.

Longfin trawl results from December 20th. Operation “Save Our Smelt” 2020/21 has begun.  This is the third year that researchers have...

Fish in the Bay – December 2020: Anchovy Rebound & Blue Fish.

Trawl map. A Longfin Smelt “Alert” was posted earlier concerning egg-bearing Longfins we caught in December.  This post addresses all...

Fish in the Bay – December 2020: Longfin Alert! Longfin Smelt are Spawning in Lower South San Francisco Bay!

Trawl map highlighting the December Longfin Spawning Zone. 1. Background. In 2017, UC Davis researchers first confirmed Longfin Smelt spawning in...

Fish in the Bay – November 2020: Cold Snap – Winter Arrives.

Trawl map. November trawls confirmed that winter arrived in Lower South Bay:  Total fish counts dropped from over 7,900 in...

Fish in the Bay – October 2020: Anchovy Spawning & Silverside Tsunami Increase.

Trawl map annotated with Anchovies and Silversides. Anchovy spawning locations are circled in pink. Two major trends continued in October: ...

Fish in the Bay – September 2020, Part 2: Shimofuri Special Report and Benthic Bugs.

Fish in the Bay – September 2020, Part 2: Shimofuri Special Report and Benthic Bugs.

This post is a cleanup of a few ongoing issues.  The Shimofuri Goby problem. As discussed many times, Shimofuri Gobies...

Fish in the Bay – September 2020: Silverside Tsunami, spawning Anchovies & some apex predators.

Trawl map annotated with Anchovies and Silversides. Anchovy spawning locations are circled in pink. Anchovies continue to spawn in September! ...

Fish in the Bay – August 2020: Anchovy Spawning Supplemental Report.

Hello folks.  This is the promised Anchovy Spawning Supplement to accompany the regular August Fish in the Bay report.  The...

Fish in the Bay – August 2020: Red Ceramium, Tricolored Blackbirds, & more Spawning Anchovies.

Hello again.  This is a bit of an “odds and ends” clean up post.  I was unable to join the...

Fish in the Bay – July 2020: Lots of Crangon & Topsmelt, plus a Red Ceramium Bloom.

Trawl map.   Bay-side stations trawling results.   Upstream of Railroad Bridge. Our July trawling weekend was quite an experience. ...

Fish in the Bay – July 2020, Anchovy Alert! Anchovies are spawning in Coyote Creek!

This is a Fish in the Bay special Alert:  Anchovy spawning has been confirmed in Lower South San Francisco Bay....

Fish in the Bay – May & June 2020, part 2: Fishes of June, plus a bonus worm.

This is part two of a combined May – June report.  Part one examined the massive Crangon shrimp recruitment explosion...

The OGFL @ UC Davis is Hiring a Postdoctoral Scholar in Fisheries Science

The OGFL @ UC Davis is Hiring a Postdoctoral Scholar in Fisheries Science

To apply, visit: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03607 Job Announcement The Otolith Geochemistry & Fish Ecology Laboratory (OGFL) at UC Davis (www.ogfishlab.com) has an...

Fish in the Bay – May & June 2020, part 1: Crangon Shrimp Recruitment Explosion.

Wilson Xieu, junior specialist at the UC Davis Otolith Geochemistry & Fish Ecology Lab, joined the trawls in May.  Photo...

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