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Daydreaming Of Parasites On The Bottom Trawl Survey

Field Fresh Blog: Science in Motion

Fishery biologist Dana Morton welcomes us to the weird and fascinating world of parasites and the stories they can tell us about the fish they infect.
February 05, 2024 - Survey ,
 Female scientist wearing orange jacket and black hat enters data on a computer screen while another scientist measures a fish. Scientists working up the catch at a sampling station. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Catherine Foley

In Search of Atlantic Northern Shrimp

Field Fresh Blog: Science in Motion

Biological science technician Zach Fyke takes us on a journey to the Gulf of Maine where scientists continue their search for a locally iconic and celebrated crustacean.
September 28, 2023 - Survey ,
Seven scientists stand in front of a research vessel’s wheelhouse near the bow while at sea. Some are wearing orange foul weather pants, baseball hats, t-shirts, and sunglasses. The sea is calm and there is a light layer of fog in the background hovering above the water. The sky is blue and there are a few white, wispy clouds.

Most Wow-Worthy 2022 Bottom Longline Survey Moments

Field Fresh Blog: Science in Motion

Marine resource specialist Giovanni Gianesin asked fellow survey participants what their most wow-worthy moments were this fall. From eerie fog and a regurgitated octopus, to huge fish and a feeding frenzy, their answers do not disappoint!
November 29, 2022 - Survey ,
In the foreground, in slight silhouette, a scientist wearing rubber gloves and foul weather gear holds a cage-like piece of equipment at the rail of a boat. Behind him, the sun sets on the horizon of a slightly choppy sea. Field biologist Ben Church deploys an underwater camera system onboard the F/V Tenacious II. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Giovanni Gianesin

Props to Another Bottom Longline Survey Trip in the Books!

Field Fresh Blog: Science in Motion

Large swells, bad jokes, glorious sunsets, a persistent blue shark, and a lost boat prop are just a few of field biologist Emma Fowler’s memorable moments during the fall Bottom Longline Survey aboard F/V Mary Elizabeth.
November 15, 2022 - Survey ,
A boat propeller lies on the ocean floor. It has a light dusting of sediment and a few encrusting organisms have attached to its surface.