Otter = midwater) Trawl

Station: Otter Trawl / L.A. Harbor
Date: 5/17/2015, 11:00 am
Conditions: cloudy, breezy, 63°F
Latitude: 33°43'2.89"N
Longitude: 118°15'37.66"W

We use a method called "Otter Trawling" or Midwater Trawling to collect pelagic = swimming) organisms. "Otter" refers to the rectangular boards on the net. Hydrodynamic forces act on the boards, keeping them apart and the net open.

All organisms were returned to the ocean.