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Genus Sebastes! = Manificent ~102 Species ~96 N Pacific to Gulf of CA ~24 Common in WA.

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2 Genus Sebastes! = Manificent

3 ~102 Species ~96 N Pacific to Gulf of CA ~24 Common in WA

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5 1806 Napoleon occupied Berlin 1855 Isaac Singer patents sewing machine motor Sebastes “Seb” aleutianus Sebastes “Yella” ruberrimus

6 Long time to mature ( years) Large number of offspring (300, ,000 avg) The older and larger the female, the more likely her young will survive Largest = most likely targeted in fisheries…

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8 Neah Bay Tacoma Bainbridge Island

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10 Black Rockfish Yellowtail Rockfish

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12 Blueish/Black, dark on dorsal area – seen in schooling groups

13 Yellow tail and fins…. Dark dorsal area similar to Black Rockfish

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15 Copper Rockfish Brown Rockfish

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17 Brown in color, with yellow highlights. Orange stripes on cheek

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19 Brown in color, spot on operculum What’s with the orange cheek stripes….?

20 Tiger Rockfish Boccacio

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22 Pronounced red stripes

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24 Light in color, longish body, non descript markings…

25 1 1. North Forward 50 meters 2. North Reverse 50 meters 4. South Reverse 50 meters 3. South Forward 50 meters

26 Rockfish Surveys

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29 Schooling Fish Stay within 4 – 5 feet of similar species, move away when divers are ~ 8 feet away Shy, Solitary Fish Stay in one spot, away from other fish, move away if divers get within 5 feet Stoic Solitary Fish Stay in one spot, away from other fish, do not move if approached by divers

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