Cryptic species are two species that look very similar, but are genetically distinct. Meet the Vermilion and Sunset rockfish cryptic species pair! … More The secret lives of cryptic species
How old is my fish? How long do fish live? When do they mature and start reproducing?
These are all questions that can be answered by ageing a fish’s ear bone, called an otolith…. … More The art of ageing a rockfish
How do scientists share their most recent research? By presenting at scientific conferences and meetings! … More Conference season
What’s the difference between Chilipepper rockfish that live in the waters off central California and those that live farther south? It turns out, quite a bit! In January, our team headed to Cordell Bank in central California (an underwater seamount 25 miles west of Pt. Reyes) and then south to sample rockfish in the Santa … More January sampling: NorCal vs SoCal
Today at the lab we dissected rockfish, and boy were there a lot of them! 112! Most were females with eggs or larvae. We’re doing this to to assess body condition and to study rockfish reproductive patterns to see how changing environmental conditions will affect reproductive success. Today’s haul were caught at Cordell Bank, an … More Guts and Glory!