July 28, 2020
After a quick early morning breakfast we began sampling stations in Icy Strait. These are the stations where we tend to catch the most juvenile salmon, and our catches include pink, chum, sockeye, and coho salmon. Juvenile salmon captured during the survey are assigned specimen barcode numbers and frozen for subsequent laboratory analysis to support various research projects by participating scientists. These projects include: genetic stock origin, otolith marks, age, growth, diet, energetic condition, and algal toxins.