This is a photo of two small fish in a plastic specimen bag with a ruler and the raincoast logo in the background.

Last day of field season 2018!

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 …

This is a photo of three researchers standing on a marshy section of the coast with algae covered rocks dividing marsh from open water. Is is a sunny day.

August with the Fraser Connectivity Project

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 …

This is a photo of 3 researchers collecting data from a fish net in an estuary. The sun is a bit low still and coming from the left.

Field work and a lonely juvenile coho

Starting our last week of field work for the Fraser Connectivity Project for this season with some beach seining and fyke netting in the blazing heat! Caught a lonely juvenile coho and a few Chinook this morning still using the …

A photo of a beach with a white plastic cylinder stuck in the sand, and with evergreen trees and mountains in the distance. It is sunny and looks midday.

Downloading water chemistry data today!

This is a photo of deep footsteps in the wet sand that go into the distance. It is a sunny day.There are deep footsteps in wet sand going into the distance on the right of the image, and mountains in the distance. It is sunny and looks midday.Today the Fraser Connectivity Project field work included downloading our water chemistry data! Thanks to this little data logger we have been able to record the salinity and temperature of the water in our project areas every five minutes since …

This is a photo of a man standing amid tall reeds in a marsh he is in the distance, and drinking from a water bottle. There is also a tall dead tree behind him and slightly left of center.

Fraser Connectivity Project in the heat

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 …

80 stream type Chinook like this beauty…

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 …

Fraser River and a Raincoast research boat

Hiring for the summer

Come and join us this summer. We’re hiring for a summer placement to support our work to map the potential for salmon habitat protection and restoration in the Lower Fraser River and estuary. 

Photo by Michael O Snyder (@michaelosnyder).

#salmon …

View of raincoast science happening in the Fraser River Estuary

Success for field crew at Fraser Estuary

Yesterday’s field crew had great success in the Fraser Estuary. We caught 901 juvenile salmon (Chinook and chum). We also collected thirty genetic samples from juvenile Chinook.

Ten Raincoast science points for the first person to correctly identify our new …

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