Students from UBC and volunteers from Project Watershed braved the dark mudflats of the Courtenay River estuary last night in order to gather sediment samples and eelgrass shoots for a UBC carbon sequestration research project. The low tide was at 10:30 pm, so Michele Jones led the group out into the dark to a lower intertidal area. Sediments were gathered from two different depths using hand tools . In addition, 500 eelgrass shoots were harvested.
It’s a dirty job, but we got to do it!