Hook and Trigger – Keeping Balance in the Bay

On an early fall morning, Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) Director Alison McDowell and her CBA colleagues waded into a Choctawhatchee Bay bayou with seine nets. Moving slowly through the cool water, they scooped up minnows in small dip nets before depositing them into waiting tanks. Crouching at the edge of the shoreline, they peered through the brackish water to count species. In addition to Mojarras, Silversides, and Oyster toadfish, a juvenile Mangrove snapper darted from corner to corner before taking cover beneath oyster shell clusters and floating seagrass.

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