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Opah



Lampris guttatus
Captured opah being brought onboard a fishing vessel for outfitting with an intramuscular temperature sensing data logger by NMFS biologists.
 
 Key words: Opah, Lampris guttatus, moonfish, tagging, research Contact: SWFSC Large Pelagics Program

Opah



Lampris guttatus
Captured opah being brought onboard a fishing vessel for outfitting with an intramuscular temperature sensing data logger by NMFS biologists.
 Key words: Opah, Lampris guttatus, moonfish, tagging, research Contact: SWFSC Large Pelagics Program

Opah



Lampris guttatus
Joe Ludlow poses with his 108.6 pound opah he caught aboard the Excel out of San Diego. This fish exceeds the existing 1998 opah world record by 18 pounds and was submitted to the IGFA as a potential new world record. 
Key words: Opah, Lampris guttatus, moonfish, recreational fisheries, San Diego Contact: SWFSC Large Pelagics Program 


Image credit Liana Heberer

Opah



Lampris guttatus
Members of the Large Pelagics Lab, Liana Heberer and Owyn Snodgrass, measure a 180.6-lb opah caught by Joe Ludlow aboard the Excel in San Diego. This opah was submitted to the IGFA as a potential new world record, exceeding the existing 163-lb world record opah caught in 1998.
 Key words: Opah, Lampris guttatus, moonfish, recreational fisheries, research Contact: SWFSC Large Pelagics Program

Opah



Lampris guttatus
NMFS biologist, Nick Wegner, holding a recently captured opah.
 Key words: Opah, Lampris guttatus, moonfish, research Contact: SWFSC Large Pelagics Program

Opah



Lampris guttatus
NMFS biologist, Nick Wegner, preparing to insert a thermocouple into the pectoral musculature of a captured opah for simultaneous recording of environmental and internal body temperature following release.

 
 Key words: Opah, Lampris guttatus, moonfish, research Contact: SWFSC Large Pelagics Program

Opah



Lampris guttatus
NMFS biologist, Owyn Snodgrass, preparing an opah for release with an intramuscular temperature data logger. 
 Key words: Opah, Lampris guttatus, moonfish, research Contact: SWFSC Large Pelagics Program

Opah



Lampris guttatus
NMFS biologists preparing to tag an opah with an intramuscular temperature data logger. 
 Key words: Opah, Lampris guttatus, moonfish, research Contact: SWFSC Large Pelagics Program

Opah



Lampris guttatus
NMFS fisheries biologists preparing an opah for release with an intramuscular temperature data logger. 
 Key words: Opah, Lampris guttatus, moonfish, research Contact: SWFSC Large Pelagics Program

Opah



Lampris guttatus
Opah being released with a data logging package that allows for simultaneous recording of fish depth, water temperature, and internal body temperature. 
 Key words: Opah, Lampris guttatus, moonfish, tagging, research Contact: SWFSC Large Pelagics Program

Opah



Lampris guttatus
Opah being weighed at Fisherman's Landing in Point Loma, San Diego. 
 Key words: Opah, Lampris guttatus, moonfish, recreational fisheries, San Diego Contact: SWFSC Large Pelagics Program

Opah



Lampris guttatus
Opah being released with a data logging package that allows for simultaneous recording of fish depth, water temperature, and internal body temperature. 
 Key words: Opah, Lampris guttatus, moonfishContact: SWFSC Large Pelagics Program

Opah



Lampris guttatus
Opah captured during longline surveys by the Southwest Fisheries Science Center. 
 Key words: Opah, Lampris guttatus, moonfish, research Contact: SWFSC Large Pelagics Program

Opah



Lampris guttatus
Opah tagged and ready for release with a pop-up satellite archival tag that will measure long term movements and habitat preference for up to 8 months. 
 Key words: Opah, Lampris guttatus, moonfish, tagging, research Contact: SWFSC Large Pelagics Program

Opah



Lampris guttatus
Opah tagged with an intramuscular data logger ready for release. 
 Key words: Opah, Lampris guttatus, moonfish, tagging, research Contact: SWFSC Large Pelagics Program

Opah



Lampris guttatus
Opah tagged with an intramuscular data logger ready for release.

 Key words: Opah, Lampris guttatus, moonfish, tagging, research Contact: SWFSC Large Pelagics Program

Opah



Lampris guttatus
The elevated temperature of the eye and brain should allow opah to increase temporal resolution and neural conductance of the eye and brain.
 Key words: Opah, Lampris guttatus, moonfish, research Contact: SWFSC Large Pelagics Program

Opah



Lampris guttatus
This opah, also known as the moonfish, was caught and released on a longline set off of the Channel Islands off of California.
Key words: Opah, Lampris guttatus, moonfish, research Contact: SWFSC Large Pelagics Program

Opah



Lampris guttatus
This opah, also known as the moonfish, was caught and released on a longline set off of the Channel Islands off of California.
Key words: Opah, Lampris guttatus, moonfish, research Contact: SWFSC Large Pelagics Program