Posts by Jim Ervin

Fish in the Bay – January 2021: Mud Shrimp Alert – Upogebia Explosion on New Year’s Day!

Happy New Year!  The new word for 2022 is “Upogebia,” aka Mud Shrimp. We caught our first Upogebia in Pond...

Fish in the Bay – December 2021: End of the first Dry La Nina Year.

2021 was a very good year in Lower South SF Bay (LSB) – for most fishes.  Many records were broken,...

Fish in the Bay – December 2021: Longfin Alert! Longfin Smelt have commenced Spawning in Lower South San Francisco Bay!

The first spawning-ready Longfin Smelt of the 2021/22 spawning season have been detected.  This typically happens in December, but only...

Fish in the Bay – November 2021: Winter Fish Transition.

Happy New Year 2022. I am thinking about 2021 in review, but at the same time, I am still catching...

Fish in the Bay – October 2021: Longfins Returned. Non-native Silversides & Shimofuris were still out of control.

Trawl map. The results from October trawls were a mix of good and bad news on several levels.   Bay-side...

Fish in the Bay – September 2021: Operation Guadalupe, Part 3.

Operation Guadalupe trawl stations. Operation Guadalupe. Continued.  For this third and last installment, we surveyed the upstream tidal end of...

Fish in the Bay – September 2021: Operation Guadalupe, Part 2.

Operation Guadalupe trawl stations. Operation Guadalupe. Continued.  For this second installment, we examine some of the fishes in Alviso Slough...

Fish in the Bay – September 2021: Operation Guadalupe.

Hello folks.  From mid-August thru mid-September, the UC Davis OG Fish Lab did something very different.  With additional funding from...

Fish in the Bay – August 2021: Red Ceramium, Boogers, a Nudibranch, and other Summertime Oddities.

Trawl map. We are continuing to experience a very good Anchovy year.  The 2021 total is on track to possibly...

Fish in the Bay – July 2021: Anchovy & Goby Season – Crangon Disappeared!

Trawl map. Good News!  The summer 2021 Anchovy spawn continues.  And, we found more bryozoan reef and two new interesting...

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