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.