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Journals 2009/2010

Daphne Rawlinson
West University Elementary, Houston, Texas

"Sound Localization in Plainfin Midshipman Fish"
Bodega Bay Marine Lab, Bodega Bay, California
July 17 - July 26, 2009
Journal Index:
July 17 - 18 - 19 - 20 - 21 - 22 - 23 - 24
      25 - 26

July 24, 2009
Tony's Beach Collecting

We collected our last specimens for the summer today. We were successful in collecting all the necessary specimens to complete this summer's data. After we completed all the trials, Dr. Sisneros dissected all three types of fish to show Maria and I the swim bladder and sex organs.

Plainfin Midshipmen Eggs
Newly Hatched Plainfin Midshipmen

Daphne Collecting Plainfin Midshipmen Fish from Nests
Plainfin Midshipmen in a Collection Bucket

Dr. Sisneros' dissection of Type I male (left), female (top), and Type II male (right)
Dr. Sisneros' dissection of a Type II Male (left) and Type I male (right). The Type I Male has a developed swim bladder, which allows him to "sing" and attract mates.