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Longing For Longfin (BDSC/IEP 2021)

IEP 2020 (LL) – Longfin Smelt Use Wetland Habitats Throughout the SFE

Assistant Specialist Position in the OGFL

Assistant Specialist Position in the OGFL

Contact Levi Lewis with any questions: lslewis@ucdavis.edu Details can be found here: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF04278

Fish in the Bay – June 2021: Summer Fishes.

Trawl map. June Trawls.  The summertime Anchovy spawn commenced in June: see previous Anchovy Alert blog post – http://www.ogfishlab.com/2021/06/05/fish-in-the-bay-june-2021-anchovy-alert-spawning-anchovies-have-returned-to-lower-south-san-francisco-bay/.  This...

Fish in the Bay – June 2021, Anchovy Alert! Spawning Anchovies have returned to Lower South San Francisco Bay.

Anchovies are Spawning again in San Francisco Bay!  Our monthly Anchovy count jumped from 22 in May (with 17 of...

Fish in the Bay – May 2021: Finishing off the La Nina spring.

Trawl map. May Trawls.  May is typically a low-fish transition month between “Baby Fish Month” of April and summertime Anchovies. ...

Fish in the Bay – April 2021: More baby fish.

Trawl map. April is “Baby Fish Month.”  We caught almost 1,900 unidentifiable baby fish.  Most of these tiny babies were...

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! ...

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