The Fraser Connectivity Project team enjoyed some cloudy weather for once today while purse seining on the sandflats of the Fraser estuary. We don’t catch a lot of fish in these areas compared to the eelgrass and marsh which provide much better habitat for juvenile salmon, but it is still an important part of our research! #sandflat #estuary #research @raincoastconservation #pseclab @tsawwassen_shuttles @mr.quayle @jackhall437 @selise10
Today was amazing! Caught more than 80 stream type Chinook like this beauty, first time ever catching these in large numbers!! Usually we catch ocean-type Chinook only a few months old but these stream type Chinook rear in freshwater for a whole year before moving to the ocean!
The invisible migration is underway! Chum, pink, and today… our first juvenile Chinook of the season in the Fraser River estuary…
Today the Fraser Connectivity Project team is heading out in the heat conducting marsh vegetation surveys in our project and sampling areas! Thanks to Daniel Stewart and Ducks Unlimited-BC for training us last week, today we put our new skills to the test!