A new paper and model assessing intertidal beach habitat for Pacific sand lance (Ammodytes personatus) in the Salish Sea has just been released!
Join us for forage fish sampling this winter!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Happy Technician Tuesday! Our team had the opportunity to assist Virginia East with forage fish sampling at Point Holmes beach earlier this year.
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.
Project Watershed is excited to announce the results of our November 2020 to February 2021 forage fish beach habitat sampling surveys.
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!
Summer is almost here and Project Watershed is gearing up for another round of surf smelt sampling on beaches around the Comox Valley.
With the crocuses and daffodils in bloom and herring in the news I think we can say it is spring. Spring means another season of intertidal forage fish field validation is complete.