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Fish in the Bay – November 2019, UC Davis Trawls – Blue Fish!

Happy Thanksgiving! BE THANKFUL FOR THE RAIN.  Cool-season rains were long overdue when we trawled on 9-10 November.  The fish...

Fish in the Bay – October 2019, UC Davis Trawls (Part2) – Big Fish in a Little Pond; plus a Shrimp update.

This is part 2 from our latest trawling weekend, 5 & 6 October.  See previous post for datasheets. Bay Study. ...

Fish in the Bay – October 2019, UC Davis Trawls – Winter Fish Arrivals & a goby surprise.

I joined the UC Davis trawls on both days of this October’s trawling weekend.  … Fish are on the move! ...

Fish in the Bay – September 2019, UC Davis Trawls – Exopalaemon Blow-Out plus more Anchovy Color Investigation.

I did not join the September trawls, so the photo record is a little sparse.  It was an interesting month...

Fish in the Bay – August 2019, UC Davis Trawls – Worm Fight and the Evolving Marsh.

We had another good trawling weekend in August despite warm water and plummeting Dissolved Oxygen (DO).    Dr. Hobbs joined...

Fish in the Bay – July 2019, UC Davis Trawls – Brown-back Anchovies and Bat Rays

It was another mixed-up weekend in July owing to extreme summer tides and some rough afternoon weather that preempted trawling...

Fish in the Bay – June 2019, UC Davis Trawls – Freshness Continues

Hello folks.  I joined Jim Hobbs and the UC Davis trawling surveys on Saturday, June 1st.  It was a crazy...

Fish in the Bay – May 2019, UC Davis Trawls – Just a fun 20mm day in the Bay

20mm trawls on May 11th.   I rode along with Dr. Hobbs on both May 4th, for regular monthly otter trawls,...

Fish in the Bay – May 2019, UC Davis Trawls – Cinco de Mayo

I joined the UC Davis / Hobbs Lab for a regular set of Otter Trawls on May 5th.  Last week’s...

Hobbs Lab is Hiring Paid Student Assistants!

Hobbs Lab is Hiring Paid Student Assistants!

The posting is now closed.  Thank you to everyone who applied! Hobbs Lab is hiring!  UC Davis Biogeochemistry and Fish...

Fish in the Bay – April 2019, UC Davis Trawls – April is baby fish month (Part 2).

Happy April part 2 (now a little belated)!  I went trawling with the Hobbs team on three weekends in April...

Fish in the Bay – April 2019, UC Davis Trawls – April is baby fish month (Part 1).

Happy April!  I trawled with the Hobbs team twice this month, so far: Otter trawls conducted on 6 April, and...

Fish in the Bay – March 2019, UC Davis Trawls – Save the Whales! Larval fish trawl, plus a Sea Level Rise Rant.

First a Special Thanks:  I want to acknowledge and thank agencies that continue to support the Hobbs Lab work.  1)...

Fish in the Bay – March 2019, UC Davis Trawls – Fish & bug New Year?

March fish report:  Atmospheric rivers and freshwater flushing continue to influence critters in the Bay.  I am coming to the...

Fish in the Bay – January 2019, UC Davis Trawls – Anchovy Spawn, a belated report.

Hi everyone.  The UC Davis/Hobbs Lab team was back again for March otter trawls in Lower South Bay this past...

Fish in the Bay – February 2019, UC Davis Trawls – Bug Bonanza! Winter rains bring more bugs!

Hi everyone.   I again accompanied the UC Davis / Hobbs team on Saturday, 23 February, for “20-milimeter Larval Fish Trawls.” ...

Fish in the Bay – February 2019, UC Davis Trawls – LONGFIN ALERT! Spawning confirmed for 2019!

Folks, I write as the Atmospheric River pounds the Bay Area with much needed rain.  Urgent flood alerts have just...

Fish in the Bay – January 2019, UC Davis Trawls – Parasite Paradise.

Field notes from the dark underbelly of the Bay:  Folks, I must do a short note about fish parasites.  This...

Fish in the Bay – January 2019, UC Davis Trawls – American Shad, Crangon, and Anchovies are up!

Wet winter brings more fish!  Hello everyone.  This is a slightly abbreviated post focusing on the ongoing booming populations of...

Fish in the Bay – December 2018 UC Davis Trawls – Save Our Smelt (SOS)

This is another special edition of Fish in the Bay.  While most of us Christmas shop or prepare to leave...

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