Sean and Taylor worked a week together at Julia Butler Hansen National Wildlife Refuge (JBH). This work is part of a bigger multi-agency project titled "Multi-Scale Salmon Ecosystem Action Effectiveness Research in the Lower Columbia River and Estuary". Part of the work at JBH is to evaluate the effects of tide gate replacements on the refuge. We accomplish this by sampling various sites with a seine to determine monthly fish community composition and distinguish between native and non-native fishes. Taylor will spend most if not all of the summer at JBH, while Sean will be part of lamprey research team.
|Pulling out a seine with a kayak.|
|Taylor and Sean sampling fish.|
One week I travelled to Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge to continue the post-restoration monitoring work (http://www.fish-notes.blogspot.com/2012/05/bandon-marsh-restoration-and-legend-of.html). There Brook and I worked with Sean and Juliet. It was great having two more people to help carry all the gear out to the sites. We also split up for awhile to get the work done more quickly.
|Brook and Juliet removing fish from a fyke net.|
|Sean and Juliet sampling fish.|
Submitted by Donna Allard