|Alex and Carly setting up NECWA's portable weighing tripod.|
|Dead ocean sunfish in the marsh mud.|
|Close-up view of the dead ocean sunfish.|
|Alex paying out the line as Krill tries to reach the carcass.|
|Krill using a kayak to get close to the carcass deep in the marsh.|
As the tide continued to rise, Krill was able to float the ocean sunfish to the shoreline as NECWA staff member Carly and NECWA intern Alex pulled on their end of the line.
|Hook sunk into the eye of the ocean sunfish.|
|Krill measuring the pectoral fin.|
|Alex and Krill moving the carcass.|
|Alex and Krill putting straps under the carcass.|
|Alex and Krill pulling the carcass up onto the beach as the tide came in.|
Very sad to think that this fish died simply because it was at the wrong place at the wrong time. Samples taken back to BSU will be used for research, conservation, and education. NECWA shares samples with researchers not only in New England, but also in Europe.
|Measuring the width of the dorsal fin.|
|Missing section on the right side of the anal fin.|
|Alex measuring the cut int the anal fin.|
|Carly collecting data.|
We hope that you will support our efforts to save or examine ocean sunfish that strand on our local New England beaches. NECWA needs your support and all financial contributions will be used to purchase the necessary supplies and equipment. To donate today, go to our website at www.necwa.org and click on the Just Give button. Thank you.