Researchers explore the deep at Willows Beach

Public invited to join researchers from Royal BC Museum for beach seine Saturday night

  • Thu Nov 20th, 2014 7:00pm
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Join researchers from the Royal BC Museum, as they conduct an evening beach seine at Willows Beach Saturday night.

As many as 20 species of fish, crabs, shrimp and other invertebrates will be brought in using a large net, so everyone will get an up-close look at what lives beneath the waves. Participants will be involved at various stages of the sampling, so dress appropriately (gumboots, raingear) and wear a headlamp/bring a flashlight.

Nikki Wright from SeaChange Marine Conservation Society will be on hand to explain the importance of eelgrass habitat, and ongoing eelgrass mapping and restoration efforts within the region. Meet on the north end of Willows Beach Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. and expect to be there a couple of hours, no matter the weather.

 

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