Otter = midwater) Trawl

Station: Otter Trawl / L.A. Harbor
Date: 2/6/2016, 9:02 am
Conditions: sunny, light wind, 64°F
Latitude: 33° 43' 50" to 33° 44' 20" N
Longitude: 118° 13' 58" to 118° 13' 48" 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.