Citizen Science: Beach Seining Bliss

A red-colored sculpin.
If we get one of these in our seine, we'll identify and document it as part of our all-taxa inventory.

To better understand the biodiversity in the park, we are starting an all-taxa inventory, that is, we will catalogue every kind of plant and animal we can find. As part of that effort, we will conduct weekly intertidal surveys to assess the different juvenile fish that call our estuary and eelgrass beds home. Through the intertidal zone, we beach seine to count and identify tiny juvenile fish that may include salmon, sculpins, and many more.

As part of the Summer Field Science School, we will stealthily beach sein for juvenile fish within the tidelands outside Sitka National Historical Park. Once we have gently corralled our fish we will collect, count, and identify them. Depending on the time of year and tide, we could see a variety juvenile and larval fish.

Last updated: May 8, 2018

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