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!
Went on a bit of a safari on our way home this afternoon!
Just when I thought field work was over I find myself back out at Sturgeon Bank! Today @rileyfinnn and I are mapping marsh islands as part of long term monitoring investigating marsh recession as well as baseline data for monitoring any changes related to the Fraser Connectivity Project!
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!!
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 estuary at the end of July as adult salmon begin to return!
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 April!!
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!
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
Still Creek clean up going on today!!! Check us out at @still_creek_streamkeepers #Vancouver #stream #cleanup #salmon #stewardship @stillmoonarts
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
Beauty views of Sky Pilot and Co-Pilot from the summit of Habrich! Nothing better than a summer day spent in the alpine with a great climbing partner, summit snacks, views, quality climbing, more snacks and beers to finish it off. Here is to many more alpine days! 📷
Sponsor 1km of my 122km bike ride for $10 - helping @Raincoast safeguard coastal carnivores! 🚴♀️🚴♀️ https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/raincoast-conservation-foundation/p2p/nadeea/team/applied-conservation-science-lab-team/member/granfondo-for-carnivores/
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