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Event Date: February 25, 2020
Purpose: To monitor, tag and assess the growth of the salmon in the rice fields.


Jordan Colby of the UC Davis team doing a netting process called “seining” to gather a large fraction of the fish
Jordan Colby of the UC Davis team doing a netting process called “seining” to gather a large fraction of the fish for the team to measure, mark and install Passive Integrated Transponder (PIT) tags.

Alexandra Wampler (UC Davis) performing seining efforts to gather the baby salmon.
Alexandra Wampler (UC Davis) performing seining efforts to gather the baby salmon.

Jordan Colby and Alexandra Wampler (UC Davis) work together on seining efforts to gather the baby salmon.
Jordan Colby and Alexandra Wampler (UC Davis) work together on seining efforts to gather the baby salmon.

Fish beginning to be gathered together by the UC Davis team.
Fish beginning to be gathered together by the UC Davis team.

Fish gathered and now ready to be studied and handled by the UC Davis team.

UC Davis team checking the seine for fish that will be selected for PIT tagging.
UC Davis team checking the seine for fish that will be selected for PIT tagging. Pictured (from left to right): Jordan Colby, Dave Ayers, Jessica Weidenfeld, and Alexandra Wampler.

The insertion of a PIT tag.
The insertion of a PIT tag.  This not the more sophisticated tags that go into the fish later to track them through the Sacramento River watershed.  These are just to uniquely identify them during their time in the study plots.

Jacob Montgomery, Project Manager for California Trout, tossing out a zooplankton net
Jacob Montgomery, Project Manager for California Trout, tossing out a zooplankton net to help us assess the varieties and concentrations of the naturally occurring fish food in the fields.

Jordan Colby (UC Davis) towing the boat back to the truck after a long day of seining.
Jordan Colby (UC Davis) towing the boat back to the truck after a long day of seining and performing a variety of scientific measurements and tagging of our rice fields salmon.