Wow 40 plus amazing, citizen scientists supported the forage fish project this season. They covered almost 30 beaches between Hornby Island, the Comox Valley, Campbell River, and Cortes Island.
Pacific Sand Lance Habitat Suitability Model in the Canadian Salish Sea
A new paper and model assessing intertidal beach habitat for Pacific sand lance (Ammodytes personatus) in the Salish Sea has just been released!
Winter Forage Fish Sampling
Join us for forage fish sampling this winter!
Stewardship Groups from Around the Salish Sea Come Together for Forage Fish Conservation
Declining salmon runs, starving sea lions and orcas, shrinking seabird communities; a collapsing pacific marine food web is what we face if the forage fish stocks and habitats are depleted along British Columbia’s coasts.
New eDNA Research
We have an exciting research announcement to share with you!
Our own Jennifer Sutherst along with 5 other scientists have recently published an article in the Ecological Indicators scientific journal.
Forage Fish Presentation March 17, 2022
Join Project Watershed for a virtual presentation that highlights work on forage fish within intertidal, subtidal, and pelagic waters as well as the contributions of community scientists.
Project Watershed’s Guide to Documenting Forage Fish Habitat
Photo documentation of forage fish spawning habitat is valuable in our aim to protect these important nursery areas. Photos provide a story of each individual beach over time.
Technician Report – Tuesday, November 2nd
Happy Technician Tuesday! Our team had the opportunity to assist Virginia East with forage fish sampling at Point Holmes beach earlier this year.
Forage Fish Summer Summary
Our forage fish teams were well supported and very productive this summer. The teams performed 28 sampling events of potential forage fish spawning habitat between Cortes Island, Quadra Island, Hornby Island, Campbell River, and the Comox Valley.
Forage Fish Sampling Results 2020/2021
Project Watershed is excited to announce the results of our November 2020 to February 2021 forage fish beach habitat sampling surveys.
“Big Story for a Small Fish” – Tales From the Sand
Here in the Comox Valley, our local beaches have a story to tell about a small fish that is so much more. Maybe you’ve seen Project Watershed out on local beaches, with measuring tapes and high visibility vests, trying to learn more about this small fish with a big impact!
Surf Smelt Sampling Has Arrived
Summer is almost here and Project Watershed is gearing up for another round of surf smelt sampling on beaches around the Comox Valley.