Join members of the all-volunteer Bayshore Watershed Council on Sunday, September 10, 2017 for Seine the Bay Day!
The event is FREE! Bring a friend or bring your family.
Seine the Bay Day is an annual late summer event. Volunteers will help drag a long net (called a seine net) through the water to discover what awesome sea creatures 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 will 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 late summer seining survey at four (4) sites along Raritan Bay & Sandy Hook Bay. Below are locations & times. High tide is around 11:00am.
Aberdeen Township NJ/Cliffwood Beach - meet in the gravel parking lot near the beach entrance along Ocean Blvd. (Incoming tide)
Union Beach NJ/Conaskonck Point - meet in the gravel parking lot where Front and Dock streets meet. (High tide)
Middletown Township NJ/Port Monmouth - meet in the gravely parking lot across from the Monmouth Cove Marina on Old Port Monmouth Road. We will seine near the mouth of Pews Creek. (outgoing tide)
Atlantic Highlands NJ/Mouth of Many Mind Creek - meet at the end of Avenue A, near the beach entrance to the bay. On-street parking only. (outgoing tide)
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MY TOP 5 FAVORITE BOOKS ABOUT NY HARBOR
1. Field Guide to the Neighborhood Birds of New York City by Leslie Day
2.Heartbeats in the Muck by John Waldman
3. The Fisheries of Raritan Bay by Clyde L. MacKenzie Jr.
4. Waterfront: A Walk Around Manhattan by Phillip Lopate
5. The Bottom of the Harbor by Joseph Mitchell