The Kunkel Fish & Aquatic Invert Site

The oceans, lakes, ponds and streams are populated with myriad species of fish which are being assaulted by waste management and harvesting techniques which we, as a society, nation and world, continue to employ. We use these fish as food and recreational sport. This site is devoted to the efforts of the Kunkel Lab to understand the biology of the reproductive process of a selection of key fish species in hope of conserving these and all denizens of our aquatic and marine environments.

Kunkel Lab Links on Marine and Aquatic Organisms

Kunkel Life List

Albatross IV Bottom Survey Cruises

Henry B. Bigelow Bottom Survey Cruises

Henry B. Bigelow, NOAA Ship on which we conduct lobster research.

Spring 2008 Bottom Survey Joe's Big0803 leg III pics.
Fall 2008 Bottom Survey Joe's Big0810 leg III pics.
Spring 2009 Bottom Survey Joe's Big0901 leg III pics.
Fall 2010 Bottom Survey Joe's Big1010 leg III pics.
Spring 2011 Bottom Survey Joe's Big1103 leg III pics.
Fall 2011 Bottom Survey Joe's Big1110 leg IV pics.
Spring 2013 Bottom Survey Joe's Big1304 leg IV pics.
Spring 2014 Bottom Survey Joe's Big2014 leg III pics.
Spring 2015 Bottom Survey Joe's Big2015 leg IV pics.
Spring 2019 Bottom Survey Joe's Big2019 leg IV pics.

Scarborough River Sanctuary

Scarborough Marsh Spring 2016 Collections Stickleback

Specific Organisms


American Lobster

Tautog (Blackfish)

Winter Flounder


Atlantic Hagfish, Myxine glutinosa
American Shad, Alosa sapidissima.
Red Fish, Sebastes mentella.
Silver Hake, Merluccius bilinearis.
Spiny Dogfish, Squalus acanthias.
Pollack, Pollachius.
Zebrafish, Brachydanio rerio.
sand dollars
Use of Kunkel Marine Photos
| FishBase |
| Fish Catalog |
| Census of Marine Life (CoML) |
| CoML - Gulf of Maine |
| CoML - International |
| The UK Sea Fishing Aquarium|

Fish populations are a reflection of our human population growth and utilization of our natural resources.   We need to pay attention to these fish populations as early-warning-sensors of how we are changing our environment.

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last updated Feb 5, 2020 by JGK