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What did we catch?

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Hi guys!

Last night we cruised towards our southern transect. We arrived at our first station and began sampling at sunrise (6am). We've hit 10 stations so far today! We collected many of our targeted species and more!

On the boat, we use a camera attached to our microscope to help us take pictures of the tiny fish. Here's some of our catch:

 

 

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Dolphinfish larva.

 

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Swordfish larva.

 

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Billfish larva.

 

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Tuna larva.

 

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Frogfish larva.

 

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Alex found a siphonophore.

 

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Cori, Travis and Jillian on deck and ready for the next tow! 

All smiles here!

-Nina

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