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Large purse seine net being loaded onto the deck of research vessel R/V Solstice

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Ashley MacKenzie, U.S. Geological Survey, watches as Heather Scannell, Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) and Jenni Morella, ADF&G pull the purse seine onto the deck of the research vessel R/V Solstice after setting on a school of Pacific herring in Prince William Sound Alaska. The R/V Solstice is owned and operated by Alaska Department of Fish & Game. This image was taken during a joint collection effort with the USGS to sample fish for an annual disease survey in the sound.


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