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Friday, May 28, 2010

Bayshore Watershed Council Plans Holiday Measurements at Cliffwood Beach

The Bayshore Regional Watershed Council plans to take measurements at several sites, including Cliffwood Beach, on Memorial Day weekend, Fourth of July Weekend, and Labor Day weekend, as part of its Summer Seining Project, according to The Independent.

A 30-foot seine net will be dragged through the water to estimate the seasonal abundance and distribution of fish, crabs and other estuarine species that use the near-shore waters of the bay as feeding and/or nursery area. All native and non-native fishes, crabs and other aquatic creatures will be identified, measured and cataloged, and then returned to the water. In addition, watershed members will collect water temperature and turbidity information, and document the tidal stage, the maximum depth of the area seined, and note the aquatic vegetation in the area. 

The public is encouraged to meet in the parking lot off Ocean Boulevard at Cliffwood Beach on Saturday morning 29 May 2010 at 10 am.

You may also want to learn more about the Watershed Council's Horseshoe Crab Monitoring Project.


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