Annual Study of Salmon in Southeast Alaska - Post 5

July 29, 2020

Scientists in our Auke Bay Laboratories are collaborating with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to study juvenile salmon in Southeast Alaska coastal waters.

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Andy Gray (NMFS), Luke Erickson (ADF&G) and Jim Murphy (NMFS) on the backdeck of the R/V Medeia. Photo: NOAA Fisheries.

July 29, 2020

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A 6 ½ foot male salmon shark captured in Icy Strait. Photo: NOAA Fisheries.

Salmon Shark!  It has been a few years since we have caught a salmon shark during SECM surveys and the first time we have captured a salmon shark aboard the R/V Medeia.  There is nothing like a 6 ½ ft salmon shark in the trawl to get everyone’s attention.  We were able to release it live and in good condition as the Medeia crew is familiar with working with sleeper sharks during their black cod surveys.  We complete the Icy Strait stations midday and begin sampling stations in Upper Chatham into the early evening, finally anchoring in Whitestone Harbor for the night.

 

 

 

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