A Hectic Day

Russ Vetter, Leg III SHARK CRUISE. Tanner Bank has been good to us, producing a variety of sharks and reasonably high catch rates.

Big and Small

Russ Vetter, Leg III SHARK CRUISE. Fishing has been slow inshore so we decided to change our luck.

One in a Million

Russ Vetter, Leg III SHARK CRUISE. It is a big ocean and mako and blue sharks live in a big neighborhood.

Ghost Fishing Gear

Russ Vetter, from Leg III SHARK CRUISE. Fishing is a noble activity, both for recreation and as a livelihood, but facts are facts and lost fishing gear can cause problems

Leg III, Shark Cruise

Russ Vetter, Leg II SHARK CRUISE. Here we are on Leg III. It's sad to see some crew leave, but great to see new faces and many old friends from shark cruises past.

Safe Hooks, Safe Sharks?

Russ Vetter, Leg II SHARK CRUISE. Today we are headed for the dock. Yesterday was mostly routine except for high winds.

Evidence of White Sharks

Russ Vetter, Leg II SHARK CRUISE. Today we're working a block due west of Los Angeles.

Sanctuaries and Survival

Russ Vetter, Leg II SHARK CRUISE. Today, we are off the south side of the northern Channel Islands -- the four northern islands plus tiny Santa Barbara Island form the Cha

Tenacious Sharks and their Hangers-On

Russ Vetter from Leg II, SHARK CRUISE. Today is the day we plan to deliver the open-ocean (pelagic) stingrays in our holding tanks to a researcher at the Wrigley Marine Sc

Shark Eyes, Shark Bites

Russ Vetter, Leg II SHARK CRUISE. Our third day of fishing on Leg II and all of the shark team, both veterans and new volunteers, are starting to fall into a routine.

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