Photo of the Week: Bass Tagging


A slender tag protrudes from the dorsal fin of a spotted sand bass, Paralabrax maculatofasciatus, caught in La Jolla Kelp Forest. Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, marine biologist Brice Semmens heads the Coastal Angler Tagging Cooperative, a collaboration of scientists, sport fishermen, the California Department of Fish and Game, and the San Diego Oceans Foundation that is assessing of Paralabrax populations, vital rates, and movement patterns. Photo: Lyall Bellquist

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