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    so break it down then?

    so break it down then?
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    In need of WSB samples for mercury analysis

    It's more complicated that just the levels of mercury.... the amount of selenium also needs to be tested. https://www.eatingwell.com/article/76627/does-selenium-in-seafood-and-fish-protect-against-mercury-toxicity/
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    BOLA fishing in my own boat first timer questions

    Depends on how bad it is and how far you are from the launch.... if you're in an exposed area within the inner bay and it's not too bad yet head straight for the mainland and then skirt the coast back to the launch. If you're outside the inner bay and it starts to get nasty go hug the lee on...
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    BOLA fishing in my own boat first timer questions

    Respect the wind and pay attention to the direction it's coming from... it can go from flat calm fishing on a lake to blowing 30 plus with 4 foot swells at 2 second intervals in under 10 minutes. If you're on the lee of one of the islands you will never see it coming... If it starts to blow...
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    New Recreational Groundfish Regulations For 2021

    Abstract from one of the studies: Two experiments were used to assess the effects of barotrauma on initial capture survival and short-term postrecompression survival of line-caught (range 18–225 m) southern California rockfish (Sebastes spp.). Occurrence of external and internal signs of...
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    New Recreational Groundfish Regulations For 2021

    Incorrect. While not all fish that are descended survive electronic tagging studies have shown that up to 82% of the fish survive. But survival rates vary from species to species and depend on how quickly they are dropped back down. That said there are ongoing studies with fish brought into...
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    Gregor Baja special 15.5

    Nice sled! How well does that bait pump work underway? Still for sale? Any interest yet?
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    Scratches on lower unit? Whats causing it?

    Do you have a dog? My dog used to like to taste my outboard like that. I think it was her way of letting me know she gets mad when I don't take her fishing!
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    More of a biology question

    The adult fish move around a lot.... even the benthic species. For example there have been multiple sebastes tagged at offshore seamounts like the 43. Several of the rock fish tagged at the 43 were later recaptured as far away as San Pedro and the Coronado Islands.... sometimes as soon as a...
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    BFT Tuna eating Salps

    Tuna are opportunistic for the most part and will eat pretty much anything that they come across. But salps are likely incidentally eaten when foraging on other stuff like the red crabs... salps don't have much energetic benefit to tuna as they are low in caloric content. But yes I have found...
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    Offshore Pacific Queen - 1.5 Day - YFT, Skipjack + 1 Bigeye

    drop off the DNA... we can run it for you
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    Offshore Pacific Queen - 1.5 Day - YFT, Skipjack + 1 Bigeye

    Yellowfin. Just with longer pectoral fins. LOOK AT THE LIVER PEOPLE! We tested the DNA on another similar fish last year and it came back yellowfin.....
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    Offshore Bluefin Tuna Research - Carcasses needed

    In case you missed it last year.... Local Knowledge stopped by for a day last year and took a tour of the NOAA lab in La Jolla!