The Ann Me return to the Port of Brookings (Oregon) with its back deck full of crab pots. Time for haul back as the Pacific Northwest Commercial Crab Season draws to a close.
Entrance to the Port of Brookings, mouth of the Chetco River.
Threading the Ann Me between the jetty jaws.
Not flashy, hard work.
This photo series is an account of the feeding process of a Loon that has removed the legs and claws of a dungeness crab prior to taking it to the water surface for eating (swallowing).
Crabbers on the Calypso making a haul back of crab pots.
Triple Star Trawler coming back to port for the evening.
You tell me.
Triple Star and Toni Rae II.
Oyster Fisheries Operations Vessel working the Humboldt Bay Oyster Beds.
The Aimee June hauls crab pots back to port. Extraordinary low tide on Humboldt Bay reveals a mudflat in the distance.
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Returning to port after a long day on the sea, the Crabbing Boat “MAY” returns to the safety of Humboldt Bay just as dusk falls across the north jetty dunes.
Late afternoon departure of a crab boat pressing into the waters off the Northern California and Southern Oregon coastline.
Action continues through the night as boat after boat pass back and forth through the Crescent City Harbor to reload their decks with crab pots off the piers. Once reloaded, they head back out to sea and set the next line of crab pots to catch the sweet tasting Dungeness Crab from fishing grounds off the California Coast.