Juvenile chinook and a tug boat in August

Just a few hundred meters from where we captured Chinook (see second photo) a tug boat is raised after sinking in the Fraser with thousands of litres of fuel onboard, disaster nearly avoided! Also Juvenile Chinook salmon captured in the estuary this morning! This is the latest in the season that we have ever captured juvenile salmon in the estuary, could not be happier!

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The Fraser Connectivity Project team enjoyed some cloudy weather for once today

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

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Fraser Connectivity Project team pulling the fyke net

Fraser Connectivity Project team pulling the fyke net this morning in the rain! This set up deployed is to sample on top of the high marsh to investigate juvenile salmon use of these habitats. Four months after we started juvenile salmon are still arriving in the Fraser estuary, Chinook and sockeye fry are what we are catching in June! Thanks @selise10, @mistymacduffee. #SalmonConservation

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