Otter (midwater) Trawl

Station: Otter Trawl / L.A. Harbor
Date: 12/02/17, 11:20 am
Conditions: 67°F, sunny

Start: 33° 43' 57" N, 118° 13' 24" W
End: 33° 43' 47" N, 118° 13' 484" W
 

Flora & Fauna:
Common Name Scientific Name Total Captured Method
of Take
Disposition
White Croaker Genyonemus lineatus 60 midwater trawl released
Fantailed Sole Xystreurys liolepis 5 midwater trawl released
Swimming Crabs Portunus xantusii 4 midwater trawl released
California Lizardfish Synodus luciocepsis 3 midwater trawl released
Round Stingray Urolophus halleri 2 midwater trawl released
Target Shrimp unknown 2 midwater trawl released
Bat Ray Myliobatis californica  2 midwater trawl released
Tonguefish Symphurus atricaudus 1 midwater trawl released
California Halibut Paralichthys californicus 1 midwater trawl released
Spotted Turbot Pleuronichthys ritteri 1 midwater trawl released
Barred Sand Bass Paralabrax nebulifer 1 midwater trawl released
Hornyhead Turbot Pleuronichthys verticalis 1 midwater trawl released
Pacific Sanddab Citharichthys sordidus 1 midwater trawl released

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.