Hazy morning in the Fraser estuary after driving from the interior yesterday where it was really smoky everywhere, looks like this is the new normal for BC….
Last day of the Fraser Connectivity Project field season for 2018 and I could not be happier to have captured both juvenile sockeye (left) and Chinook (right) at our last site in the middle arm just south of YVR! Thanks so much to all of our amazing volunteers and my fantastic team for an epic season!
Can’t believe it’s already August, the Fraser Connectivity Project team is almost finished for the season but managed to catch this beautiful juvenile sockeye salmon this morning along with a few Chinook! Our day also included bringing some drone footage and checking out some potential jetty breach locations!!
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 …
bcHad a great time learning more about the important role of salt marsh and eelgrass habitats in carbon sequestration and sharing our research with a great bunch of learners today at the #cityofvancouver blue carbon forum! Thanks for the invite! @adanyluk @cityofvancouver #conservation @raincoastconservation #marsh #saltmarsh #eelgrass #salmon
Another beauty day for sampling in the Fraser estuary! Here is a juvenile Chinook we captured in the eelgrass with deltaport in the background. Structures like the port causeway impact the natural migration pathways that juvenile salmon need to reach important habitats in the estuary. @jackhall437 @mistymacduffee @raincoastconservation
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 …