Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

 Blake Trawl Back on Board: Chief Scientist Ken Halanych at right (Auburn University) and Marine Project Coordinator Skip Owens (ARSV Gould) help lower the full blake trawl onto the aft deck of The Gould. The trawl was full of starfish, fish, crabs, snails, worms and a very surprised skate (flatfish) that was released back into the water. The square frame is dragged upright along the ocean floor, scooping organisms and large bottom sediment up so that it is captured in the trailing net.
(Regina Campbell-Malone)

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