|1. Captain Dave White pilots the RV "Miss Kay"
to the fall survey station coordinates.
|2. Water quality is measured.|
|3. On a signal from the captain,
the dredge is lowered overboard.
|4. A GPS is monitored for tow distance.|
|5. At a predetermined distance,
the dredge is retrieved.
|6. The dredge is brought onboard and the
contents are dumped onto the dredge table.
|7. A 1/2 bushel subsample is taken.||8. The 1/2 bushel subsample is spread
onto the culling table.
|9. The sample is sorted for live
and dead oysters.
|10. Once sorted, the sample is double
checked for small spat.
|11. A typical spat.||12. Oysters collected are measured
for shell height.
|13. Data sheet for a standard fall survey station.||14. At a disease station, a representative
subsample is bagged.