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Underway Day 2
weighing anchor in Aucoot Cove, we made a quick
run over to Sippican Harbor for a logistical run
into the Tabor Academy dock in Marion and then
ran out of the harbor for the first of two trawls
on the day.
After pulling up such
interesting animals as another Oyster Toad Fish,
Squid and Squid Egg Cases along with some
Sargassum transported into the area by the Gulf
Stream, we continued on toward Nasketucket Bay on
the Fairhaven/Mattapoisett line.
The second trawl of the day
pulled in a large Summer Flounder, Scup and
Butterfish. The Flounder had eaten a Mantis
Shrimp which we regularly catch in this area.
Most of the afternoon was taken
up by a shore party using all three of
Ernestina's onboard dories and the rescue boat
for exploration and a beach seine in North Cove
at the north end of West Island.
During the night a very weak
'cold' front went through driving out some of the
humidity and increasing the visibility.
Captain: Gregg Swanzey
Project Director: Alan Lee Hankin, PhD
Program Coordinator: Crista Mellican
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