Letting Go

Letting Go

  Thursday, 2017/07/13
 Bruce Mann and Stuart Dunlop

"How to release red steenbras and seventy-four to maximize their chance of survival"

Deep water bottomfish species, such as red steenbras and seventy-four, suffer pressure-related injuries called barotrauma (more commonly referred to as being “blown”) when they are brought to the surface from great depths. These injuries are a result of the expansion of gases in the swim-bladder and other organs when fish do not have time to adjust to the rapid changes in water pressure as they are pulled to the surface. Read more