Searsport Harbor. Stockton Harbor Beach Seine results November 1 - November 23, 2009
Photographs from November 1st, 7th, 8th, 9th, 14th, 22nd and 23rd on and near Sears Island, using the 60 foot small mesh beach seine along (1) the west side of Sears Island from near the causeway to the approximate southern terminus of the "marine transportation parcel", A portion of the east side of Sears island near the causeway and (3) the beach at Searsport Shores Campground. In general, a high density of small fishes and shrimps was found in shallow sheltered sand/mud bottom protected waters at top of the island on both sides, closest to causeway; smallest amount were found in exposed rocky surf areas. Water was clearest in undisturbed sheltered areas, most turbid in high energy shore areas. Frequent net fouling on rocks in that zone may have contributed to the lower number of captures.