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My Saturday Evening Post: “Who Let the Fish Out? A Trawling Adventure on the Sea Dawg”

Last month, Robert and I took our second day trip over to the University of Georgia’s Marine Extension and Sea Grant on Skidaway Island.

“By advancing research, education and training, and outreach, UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant promotes the economic, cultural and environmental health of Georgia’s coast and prepare citizens to become good stewards of coastal ecosystems and watershed resources.” — Marine Extension and Sea Grant website

A cloudy day, with rain threatening, we braved our away onto the Sea Dawg, UGA’s 43’ research vessel.

Here’s how UGA described our adventure …

Here’s Robert looking excited and normal (and a little bit like a dark Gilligan) …

And here’s me with a sort of seated and crazed I’m-not-so-sure-about-this-floating-Dawg-thing look …

We did two trawls, and although at first glance each catch looked like it held basically one type of little fish, upon closer inspection there were a couple of dozen different fish species, as well as sting ray, jellyfish, sponges, coral, etc.

Thankfully, these trawls on the salty Wilmington River brought up very little trash.

We can’t wait for the next adventure on the water. Thanks, UGA. Woof.

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