|Jamie with the carcass at Breakwater Beach, Brewster MA|
|Jamie recording the weight of the sunfish.|
|Bruce, Jamie, Kelly and Mary collecting body measurements.|
|Damaged clavus of this ocean sunfish carcass.|
|Propellor cuts through dorsal fin.|
|Puffy tissue band close to clavus .|
|High head crest of this small female ocean sunfish.|
|Small fish with high head crest.|
|Bruce and Kelly measuring the carcass. Jamie is looking on.|
|Large carcass south of Cook's Brook Beach.|
|Mary and Bruce next to the small carcass at Cook's Brook Beach.|
|Kelly and Bruce working on the carcass at Cook's Brook Beach.|
|Jamie with the fifth ocean sunfish carcass.|
As Jamie and I headed home, we received a call from a good friend, Lisa, from Brewster reporting a 6th stranded dead ocean sunfish. I will include one of Lisa's photos below. Hard to believe that Lisa's fish makes carcass #39 for us this season. This is the highest number of dead ocean sunfish that we have had in any season and we fear that the season is not over yet. We will be heading back down to Cape Cod to try and locate Lisa's fish and hope that no additional carcasses are sighted.
A busy day to be sure, but a productive day that will help us better understand this strange and unusual fish as well as protect those living animals. Thanks again to everyone who helped today, not just the people who assisted on site, but all the people who took the time to call Krill with sighting information. We couldn't do this work without your help.