Day 3: What is a seine?

This is the third in a series of guest posts from Aquarium volunteer Sarah M. Winchester. She participated in the most recent Bahamas Collecting Trip. As our expedition leaders are gearing up for next Spring's expedition, Sarah chronicles her experience with the Aquarium in Bimini.
After a late night dive we were up and at it again early the next day. We started the morning with a beach seine. Andrea blogged about it here, so if you read about it earlier, you already know a seine is a technique used target needlefish and barracuda. With the net stretching over 100 feet, it took the whole crew to accomplish this task.

Barbara directing the group.

Deana on the “float side”

Steve and Don hard a work

The labor-intensive task was well worth our efforts as we collected three barracuda and many needlefish.

Barbara and Chris

We folded up the net and headed back to the boat for some more diving. No rest for us divers when there are fish to be had.

Like what you see? Join us for this Spring's expedition to Bimini, Bahamas! There are a few spots left.

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