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Creatures in the Wet Lab

June 25, 2019

By The Wet Lab staff

Leg 1 has successfully completed more than 11 trawls. The midwater net we use, an Aleutian Wing Trawl, catches many interesting creatures besides our primary target, Pacific Hake. Below are some of the interesting, odd, and photogenic things they saw in hauls so far.

Mix of tiny organisms.  Photo: NOAA Fisheries

Otolith bones (on finger tip) from young-of-the-year Hake. Photo: NOAA Fisheries

Jellyfish abstract art. Photo: NOAA Fisheries

Young-of-the-year Hake - it's so small! Photo: NOAA Fisheries


Pacific Electric Ray. Photo: NOAA Fisheries

Pacific Hake and shrimp mix. Photo: NOAA Fisheries

Myctophid with light-reflecting photophore. NOAA Fisheries

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Last updated by Northwest Fisheries Science Center on March 02, 2020