The Department Of Marine & Wildlife Resources

The Department Of Marine & Wildlife Resources

Friday, March 30, 2012

Josh and Fale sorting out the catch during the cobb trawl on Thursday March 15, 2012. Sorting the catch was one of the hardest thing to do because we have to use tweezers to sort the catch in to 4 to 5 different groups. John, Don and Jennifer thanks the boys for their help and they make the job look easy for the scientists on the Oscar Elton Sette.

Sione Lam Yuen Jr assisting Jennifer Fry, John Denton, Aimee Hoover, Megan Duncan and Don Kobayashi with measuring Myctophids, Non Myctophids, Crustaceans, Cephalopods and Gelatinous Plankton's mass, volume, weight and length.

Sharptail Mola (Masturus lanceolatus) caught during cobb trawl

During a Cobb Trawl on March 15, 2012 Thursday at 12:00am, scientists on the Oscar Elton Setter caught a Sharptail Mola in the net when they were trawling at night for Myctophids. The ship crew and scientist were busy during this time to free the fish and you can watch how the fish was released in the water by clicking the link: capture of a large sharptail mola
Conductivity, Thermal and Depth (CTD) station

Tafito Aitaoto working with Scott Allen, Megan Duncan, and Evan Howell at the CTD station. Sione Lam Yuen Jr was assisting Louise Giuseffi and Emily Norton with their Issacs-Kid mid water trawl (IKMT), Manta Net and 1 meter ring oblique net which collects plankton from the water column down to approximately 230 meters. Josh started the trip with helping Jamie Barlow, Meagan Sundberg and Ryan Nichols with the small boat operations and Fale Tuilagi assisted John Denton, Aimee Hoover, Jennifer Fry and Donald Kobayashi with the Cobb Trawl.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

DMWR participants ready for work

from left to right: Donald Kobayashi, Fale Tuilagi, Sione Lam Yuen Jr, Louise Giuseffi, and Josh Tuaumu; getting ready to deploy the Issacs Kidd Plankton Net in the water. The Plankton net is towed alongside of the ship, and the materials that they collected will be examined by scientist in the wet lab. Some other cool stuff scientists found in this type of net is fish larvae.