Scales along back. Long head, cirri on head and back. Forked preopercular spine. Large round eyes
Slimy, moves pectoral fins in figure 8 form. Pelvic and dorsal fin end before caudal fin. Found trawling in SJC
Anal and dorsal fin just barely touch caudal fin
This squid was brought up when trawling in San Juan channel. It was about a foot long and very stressed out.
This urchin was discovered while trawling in the San Juan channel. It is on the smaller side only about 2-3 inches in diameter but looks very healthy
Caught trawling on the San Juan Channel. The snail fish was small, about 4 inches in length. When resting it curled up and swam much like a tadpole. The fish had wavy marbling patterns and a long dorsal and anal fin. Both fins continued on and covered part of the caudal fin, but not the majority. The fish had large bulbous eyes and was large headed. When held the fish was very squishy and fleshy.
Found trawling in Friday Harbor. The poacher was large in size, being about 6 inches in length. When held the fish created a low buzzing noise which could be felt. The poachers mouth was found on the underside of the fish positioned about the middle of the head. In addition, the fish had two large clumps of cirri on both sides of its jaws. Also, the fish visually seemed highly similar to that of a sturgeon.
Found trawling on the San Juan Channel. The sculpin lacked scales, but felt prickly when touched. The fish was fairly small being about 1 and a half inches in length. When viewed from above the fish had small chain or dark circles running along its back. Additionally the fish rested on its pectoral fins. The head of the fish was much more pointed compared to most sculpins.
Found trawling in the San Juan Channel. The fish had two antler preopercles like the Pacific Staghorn Sculpin, but had scales as well. The fish had a light coloration with eyes which are fairly close together. The sculpin was about 4 inches in length. The first dorsal fin was much more uniform compared to most other Icelinus sculpins.
broad back, broad claws, purplish in color
marbled; anal fin extends past caudal peduncle
right-eyed, small mouth
super slimy sea star; pudgy, yellow
shiny silver scales, three dorsal fins
maned; pink with white stripes
long body, broad head, large eyes, coppery underside with photophores; large rowing fins
wide mouth and head, big eyes, feels like a snailfish
suction disk; anal fin ends at caudal peduncle
snailfish: marbled pattern, anal fin extends past caudal peduncle
prickleback; fleshy crest on top of head
Caught while trawling. The sea star releases thick slime upon contact. 5 pointed sea star, light yellow with orange tints.
Found trawling off the coast of the San Juan islands. Sea urchin had thick and short spines which ran along the whole body. Distinctive lines ran from the center of the urchin and moved outwards and converged at the mouth found on the bottom of the urchin. Urchin was approximately 10cm in diameter and coloration was a dark green with lighter lines in between.
Multiple shrimps caught trawling off the coast of San Juan islands. Shrimp was large in size, passing 15cm in length. The shrimps had distinctive white lines on the head and white spots which appeared on the tail of the shrimp. When disturbed shrimp would curl up and rapidly propel backwards.
Found trawling off the coast of San Juan Islands. Nudibranch was very small, being only 5cm in length and very slow moving. Overall body color was orange with small leaf shaped growths which had white tips at the end. When in water the growths stood up and two distinct limbs came from the head with no white tips and forming what looked like small ears on the head. Underside was all orange and lacked any of the protrusions which appeared on the dorsal side.
Found trawling off the coast of the San Juan islands. The fish had body structures similar to that of a sculpin with a large head and tapered body which slimmed at the caudal tail. Fish was about 12cm in length and had a golden ventral side with ornate photophores which lined the bottom of the fish. On the dorsal side coloration was dark brown and the dorsal fin ran the length of the back side of the fish.
Found trawling off the coat of the San Juan Islands. Tomcods had very large eyes in comparison to the head of the fish. Additionally, the color of the fish was very silvery and were caught in multiple groups. This may suggest schooling behaviour for the fish as well. Also, many tomcods appeared bloated when reeled in, possibly due to rapid volume expansion of the swim bladder of the fish due to trawling the fish up.