Dan Sennett (VIMS) corrals a cobia into the net for tagging. ©Janet Krenn/VASG
It was a science bonus on Monday at the Virginia Tech (VT) Seafood Agriculture Research and Extension Center in Hampton. Extra fish that had been hatched and raised over the last year for research were tagged and released by VT and Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) staff. Originally hatched to help scientists refine the larvae production process and determine baseline nutrition requirements, as tagged fish they will have one last opportunity to contribute to science as they live out their lives in the wild.
Read more at vaseagrant.vims.edu/2012/08/15/fish-tag-release/