Join members of the all-volunteer Bayshore Watershed Council on Sunday, June 11, 2017 for Seine the Bay Day along Raritan Bay & Sandy Hook Bay in New Jersey!
You are invited to help us. Bring a friend or bring your family. The event is free!
Seine the Bay Day is an annual early summer event. Volunteers will help drag a long net (called a seine net) through the water to find out what might live in the shallow part of the bay. The catch is never the same; we may catch juvenile fish, shrimp, or even baby puffers or seahorses in the net. It should be a fun day.
Times and locations can be found below. Rain or strong winds will cancel the event.
Seining team members will be citizen scientists. All fishes, crabs, and other aquatic creatures will be identified, measured, and cataloged; and returned to the water.
In addition, watershed members will collect water temperature and turbidity information; and document the tidal stage, and note the aquatic vegetation in the area.
We will conduct this early summer seining survey at four (4) sites along Raritan Bay & Sandy Hook Bay. Below are locations & times. High tide is around 10:00am.
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