Wednesday, March 7, 2012

One of those days!!

Beth Gardner fights a bluefin tuna while Ben Best guides the chair.

Alan Scibal wires a bluefin while Katy Davis looks on.

Kevin Gross poses with his bluefin while Robert Schallert and Andre Boustany place a Lotek archival tag in the fish.

Katy Davis reels in a bluefin.

Ben Best shows off one of the green turtles before being released into the Gulf Stream.

It was one of those days on the ocean...flat calm...warm weather...tuna biting...marine mammals everywhere...schools of sharks riding the waves. We tagged three bluefin and caught five more yellowfin. We also released four rehabilitated turtles into the Gulf Stream. We had five guest taggers on board the Sensation...Ben Best (Duke) caught the first fish of TAG 2012 and Katy Davis (Duke) caught the first tagged bluefin of 2012. Kevin Gross and Beth Gardner from NC State each caught and tagged a bluefin. The Sensation crew of Alan Scibal and Dale Britt were once again on top of their game and will lead us on the water again tomorrow!

1 comment:

bdbest said...

We definitely saw beaked whales, but nearly impossible to determine which beaked whale species. Turtles, whales, tuna, birds galore. Huge thanks to Andre, Robby, Dale and Alan for an amazing day on the water! Ben