What a morning! Got to sample over 500lbs of Sebastes borealis!! (Shortraker rockfish) these fish are rare in our port and averaged 23 lbs this offload. They are very long lived fish with a potential life span of 160 years! Most brought in are averaging 60-70 years. They can be found from Japan all the way down to Southern California and are common in in waters deeper than 800 ft!
Watching a baby turtle (also known as a hatchling) struggle its way out of the nest and make its way to the water is a very emotional experience. Immediately after they dig themselves out of the sand they must quickly make their way to the water to avoid predators. Baby sea turtles use the slope of the beach, the white crests of the waves, and the natural light of the ocean’s horizon to find their way to the water. 🌊Once in the water they begin what is called a “swimming frenzy” where they swim as far out into the ocean as they can. The intensity and duration of their swimming frenzy varies on species of sea turtle. They swim in the deep blue waters far away from any coast because it’s safer for them and more likely for them to survive. Once they are plate sized (which might take up to a decade) they might start making their way closer to the coast. In about 40 years they’ll be of age to start having their own sea turtles hatchings ☺️. Most males will never return to land but often times the females will return to the beach where they were born to lay their eggs 😊 after the mother lays her eggs she returns to the ocean where she will repeat the process :)
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It was fantastic to catch “An Ocean Mystery: The Missing Catch” at @wildscreenorg today! It told the story of the vast amounts of undocumented fish-catches all around the world, and how that makes a great big hole in how we can manage our fisheries... Look out for it at your local movie theater today! #wildscreen2018#savetheseas
Devotion to Ocean activity evening at Pettril Vale Scouts.. some awesome reusable bags made and albatross stuffed with plastic to highlight plastic pollution. Every question makes people think and maybe change habits.