Otter = midwater) Trawl

Station: Otter Trawl / L.A. Harbor
Date: 10/1/2016, 10:20 am
Conditions: 73°F, sunny, winds N 6 mph
Latitude: 33° 43' 43'' N to 33° 43' 54'' N
Longitude: 118° 14' 11'' W to 118° 14' 18'' 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.