|Age-0 Pacific cod
My first thought: we should notify the Kodiak Daily Mirror.
Alisa and Elias and I were out at our study site out at Long Island, five miles from Kodiak City, just yesterday.
It was our shakedown trip for our summer sampling, our chance to get the mothership away from the dock and to put all of our new sampling gear through its paces.
We did a test set with the beach seine...and came up with hundreds of juvenile cod, just settled out from the ichthyoplankton.
|Alisa, measuring fish on the beach
And now that the cod are in, we're greenlighted to launch on our summer work.
|Beach seine and barky
And I re-discovered that while the true peace of god begins at a thousand miles from sea, a truly good night's sleep begins on your own little ship in a snug anchorage.