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Fish in the Bay – May 2019, UC Davis Trawls – Just a fun 20mm day in the Bay

20mm trawls on May 11th.   I rode along with Dr. Hobbs on both May 4th, for regular monthly otter trawls,...

Hobbs Lab is Hiring Paid Student Assistants!

Hobbs Lab is Hiring Paid Student Assistants!

The posting is now closed.  Thank you to everyone who applied! Hobbs Lab is hiring!  UC Davis Biogeochemistry and Fish...

Fish in the Bay – April 2019, UC Davis Trawls – April is baby fish month (Part 2).

Happy April part 2 (now a little belated)!  I went trawling with the Hobbs team on three weekends in April...

Fish in the Bay – April 2019, UC Davis Trawls – April is baby fish month (Part 1).

Happy April!  I trawled with the Hobbs team twice this month, so far: Otter trawls conducted on 6 April, and...

Fish in the Bay – March 2019, UC Davis Trawls – Save the Whales! Larval fish trawl, plus a Sea Level Rise Rant.

First a Special Thanks:  I want to acknowledge and thank agencies that continue to support the Hobbs Lab work.  1)...

Fish in the Bay – March 2019, UC Davis Trawls – Fish & bug New Year?

March fish report:  Atmospheric rivers and freshwater flushing continue to influence critters in the Bay.  I am coming to the...

Fish in the Bay – January 2019, UC Davis Trawls – Anchovy Spawn, a belated report.

Hi everyone.  The UC Davis/Hobbs Lab team was back again for March otter trawls in Lower South Bay this past...

Fish in the Bay – February 2019, UC Davis Trawls – Bug Bonanza! Winter rains bring more bugs!

Hi everyone.   I again accompanied the UC Davis / Hobbs team on Saturday, 23 February, for “20-milimeter Larval Fish Trawls.” ...

Fish in the Bay – February 2019, UC Davis Trawls – LONGFIN ALERT! Spawning confirmed for 2019!

Folks, I write as the Atmospheric River pounds the Bay Area with much needed rain.  Urgent flood alerts have just...

Fish in the Bay – January 2019, UC Davis Trawls – Parasite Paradise.

Field notes from the dark underbelly of the Bay:  Folks, I must do a short note about fish parasites.  This...

Fish in the Bay – January 2019, UC Davis Trawls – American Shad, Crangon, and Anchovies are up!

Wet winter brings more fish!  Hello everyone.  This is a slightly abbreviated post focusing on the ongoing booming populations of...

Fish in the Bay – December 2018 UC Davis Trawls – Save Our Smelt (SOS)

This is another special edition of Fish in the Bay.  While most of us Christmas shop or prepare to leave...

Fish in the Bay – December 2018 UC Davis Trawls – Crangon 2018: Year of the Crangon!

Happy New Year!  Welcome to 2019.  Good News:  We wrapped up December with an unbelievable Crangon brooding event.  This was...

Fish in the Bay – November 2018 UC Davis Trawls – Amazing Bugs, Red Algae, Beautiful Fish

Hi Everyone.  This posting is a mixed bag of loose ends from November and early December.  (Monthly Data Tables are...

Fish in the Bay – November 2018 UC Davis Trawls – Longfin Season’s Greetings

An early Merry Christmas!  Longfin Smelt returned to Lower South San Francisco Bay!  First arrival of Longfins occurred in October...

Hobbs Lab Participates in WFC 120L Bodega Bay Field Trip

The Hobbs Lab recently participated in the annual Bodega Bay field trip, part of the Laboratory in Biology and Conservation...

Fish in the Bay – 11 Nov 2018 UC Davis Trawls – Anchovy Color Hypothesis.

This is a special edition of “Fish in the Bay” to further develop the San Francisco Bay Colorful Anchovy Hypothesis. ...

Fish in the Bay – 20 October 2018 UC Davis Trawls – Duck Hunter’s Weekend.

Hello again everyone.  I joined the Hobbs group for a day of lovely weather in late October. This was a...

Fish in the Bay – 15-16 September 2018 UC Davis Trawls – Cycling the Carbon.

As happened earlier in July, I again missed the boat in September.  The UC Davis crew performed their trawls on...

Fish in the Bay – 18-19 August 2018 UC Davis Trawls – Shrimp Explosion.

Hello again.  This is the August Lower South Bay fish report.  Very good news!  We encountered a shrimp population explosion...

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