Posts Tagged Berkeley Pier

Soupfin Shark

Cartilaginous Fishes—Class Chondrichthyes — (A skeleton of cartilage that is not true bone) Subclass Elasmobranchi—Sharks and Rays Order Carcharhiniformes — Hound Sharks—Family Triakididae Picture courtesy of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Species: Galeorhinus zyopterus (Linnaeus, 1758); from the Greek words galeos  (a kind of shark), rhinos (nose or snout), zuon, (animal) and pteron  [...]

Sevengill Shark

Subclass Elasmobranchi—Sharks and Rays  Order Hexanchiformes —  Cow Sharks—Family Hexanchidae A sevengill taken from the Oyster Point Pier by Matt Shockley in 2003 Species: Notorynchus cepedianus (Perón, 1807); from the Greek roots noto (back) and r(h)ynchos (snout); and the Latin cepidianus (spotted). Alternate Names: Broadnose sevengill shark, cow shark, spotted cow shark, mud shark, bluntnose [...]

Striped Bass

 Order Perciformes  Temperate Basses—Family Moronidae  Striped Bass taken from the Fort Point Pier  Species: Morone saxatilis (Walbaum, 1792); from Morone (a word of unknown origin attributed to Samuel Latham Mitchell who named it in 1814) and the Latin saxatilis (to live among rocks). CA Fish Bulletin #28 (1930) uses the name Roccus lineatus. CA Fish [...]

Berkeley Pier — 2014 Kids Fishing Derby

The first of the 2014 UPSAC-IGFA Youth Fishing Derbies was held on June 21, 2014 at the Berkeley Pier. The day saw nice weather but a fairly small turnout and slow fishing. Nevertheless, judging by the huge smiles and the enthusiasm of the participants, the kids seemed to have had a great time! There was [...]

Berkeley Pier — 2013 Kids Fishing Derby

The first of the 2013 IGFA-UPSAC Youth Fishing Derbies was held on June 15, 2013 at the Berkeley Pier and it was a day that saw nice weather, a good turnout of youngsters, and quite a few fish even if they were of the super small category. Registration Amanda Liu checking in the youngsters Loaner [...]