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2016 Seatrout Season Wrap-up

2016 Seatrout Season Wrap-up

Graduate student, Chris Biggs, collects a spotted seatrout to help determine their spawning habitats. Courtesy photo. Spotted seatrout, Cynoscion nebulosus, are among the most sought after fish by recreational anglers throughout the Gulf of Mexico. From April through September, seatrout congregate...
Erisman to Receive Prestigious Fellowship

Erisman to Receive Prestigious Fellowship

Dr. Brad Erisman will use the fellowship better understand fish spawning aggregations. Courtesy photo.The Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine announced today that Dr. Brad Erisman is one of a select few recipients of its...
In Search of Spawning Aggregations in the Sea of Cortez

In Search of Spawning Aggregations in the Sea of Cortez

Story courtesy of Dr. Andrew Johnson, The Gulf of California Marine Program at SCRIPPS Institution of Oceanography (SIO) University of California San DiegoAndrew Johnson, Alfredo Barroso, Brad Erisman, David Ivan Castro and Timothy Rowell pose for a photo following a long reef dive....
Big Fish Baja Expedition 2015

Big Fish Baja Expedition 2015

Mobula rays like this one pictured, can leap up to heights of six feet and higher. Scientists are trying to figure out why. Credit: Patrik Neckman.Baja is the world’s second largest peninsula and is a vast region of beauty and unknowns....
Unmanaged Fishing at Spawning Sites Put Species, Economies at Risk

Unmanaged Fishing at Spawning Sites Put Species, Economies at Risk

“David and Goliath.” David Castro is pictured with a spawning aggregation of Bigeye Trevally (Caranax sexfasciatus) in Cabo National Park, Mexico. Credit: Octavio Aburto, ILCP. PORT ARANSAS, Texas — Countries worldwide may soon see mass species loss and challenges for local...
Scientists, NOAA and Anglers Team-Up

Scientists, NOAA and Anglers Team-Up

Many species of fish in the Gulf of Mexico like this goliath grouper come together and form dense aggregations to spawn. Scientists will begin to compile existing data on these aggregations to get a better understanding of the fisheries, which can...