volunteer: Juvenile Salmon/Fish Community Ecology Study in Sno. River Estuary and Nearshore

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Volunteers Needed for Juvenile Salmon/Fish Community Ecology Study in the Snohomish River Estuary and Nearshore

A collaborative team of scientists from NOAA, the Tulalip tribe and Snohomish County is seeking volunteers to assist in an assessment of habitat use by the fish community (particularly juvenile salmon) in the tidally-influenced areas of the Snohomish River estuary near Everett. The sampling efforts will use fyke trapping and beach seining to capture, identify, measure, and release juvenile fish from February through Sept. of 2015. Volunteers need to be in decent physical condition (adequate for hauling seine nets and traveling across mud flats), be comfortable working from small boats, and be willing to work in adverse weather conditions. Being on time in important as our sampling is scheduled around the tides. During the summer, preference will be given to those who have previously volunteered and/or can commit for longer periods of time. Due to the restrictions of our insurance policy, volunteers need to be at least 18 years old to be included. Rain gear and PFDs (life jackets) will be provided.

If interested, please contact Todd Sandell (todd.sandell@noaa.gov)

for information on the project: http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/research/divisions/fe/wpg/index.cfm

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