Midnight Madness on the Mudflats

UBC Students -gathering sediment and Eelgrass. Photo by M. Jones

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!

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