The Wrack

The Wrack is the Wells Reserve blog, our collective logbook on the web.

Posts tagged larval fish

  • Story Map: Larval Fish

    | June 6, 2017 | Filed under: Observations

    Introduction to the larval fish monitoring done by reserve scientists at Wells Harbor.

  • Being a Research Intern at the Wells Reserve

    Madhu Cornelius
    | August 3, 2015 | Filed under: Program Reports

    I'm interested in the relationship between human communities and their environments. That is, how human activities have impacted watershed environments, coastal ecologies, and others and how environmental changes such as climate change and sea level rise are affecting human communities especially in coastal regions.

  • In It for the Long Run

    | July 23, 2015

    Jeremy Miller holds daughter Camille and water testing instrument in the research lab.

    Jeremy Miller embraces the long view. His projects depend on it. As lead technician for our system-wide monitoring program (SWMP), as state coordinator for monitoring marine invasives (MIMIC), and as lead scientist on the reserve’s larval fish study, Jeremy adds pieces to puzzles without predefined shape. He knows that patterns begin to emerge only after years of methodical, meticulous data collection.

  • A Larval Fish Update: Seven Years of Larval Fish Monitoring

    Wells Reserve Contributor | July 2, 2015

    It’s been 7 years since we started collecting larval fish and 3 years since our last update (See Team Larval Fish at the Wells Reserve) so it’s time for another look at the wonderful world of larval fish! We’ve had some exciting developments over that time and attended some professional meetings where we have made connections with other researchers working on early life stages of fishes.Sample

  • Team Larval Fish at the Wells Reserve

    Wells Reserve Contributor | July 2, 2012 | Filed under: Observations

    Fellow Research Intern Tim Dubay and I have been working with Jeremy Miller this summer to expand the Wells Reserve’s ongoing larval fish project. We're "Team Larval Fish!"

  • Research Intern Building on Reserve Experience

    | April 3, 2012 | Filed under: Culture

    In the summer of 2009, Marissa Hammond came to us as a wide-eyed freshman with little experience in research science. She has blossomed into a NOAA scholarship award winner who has been accepted into a highly respected graduate program in fisheries management and policy.

  • Fish Larvae Under the Microscope

    | August 8, 2011 | Filed under: Observations

    Here are a few portraits shared by Jeremy Miller from the 2008 ichthyoplankton surveys.

  • Ichthyoplankton sampling begins aboard the EPA's OSV Bold

    Wells Reserve Contributor | August 8, 2011

    I am on board the EPA Ocean Survey Vessel BOLD, with the opportunity to do ichthyoplankton (larval fish) monitoring at sea to supplement the nearly weekly ichthyoplankton tows my fellow intern Amanda has been doing this summer at Wells Harbor.  We are interested in comparing the types of larval fish that are present a little way out to sea with those present in the harbor. Darcie Ritch, another summer intern who is working on her master’s degree at Antioch New England, is hoping to use the larval fish data I’m helping to collect on this trip in her masters project. Here is one of the first creatures we caught, a tiny lobster.

    Juvenile lobster

    The EPA’s OSV BOLD is dedicated to environmental research at sea.  This specific trip goes from Boston to Casco Bay and back, and is focused on collecting water samples to help establish nutrient limits (the maximum quantities of nitrates and phosphates in the water that will still allow healthy animal and plant life and clean water for fishing, kayaking, and other uses) for coastal waters.

    To learn more about the OSV BOLD, and to see more photos and some videos of research at sea, check out http://epa.gov/boldkids/!