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Updated 09/21/2016
Participation fee $0
Expenses $0
Spend the time outdoors
Location New York United States Ulster
Appropriate for kids yes
Teaching materials no

Required Gear:

Nets and trap devices are provided.

Scenic Hudson: Volunteer Herring and Eel Monitoring

Help biologists learn why herring and eels are declining.
Monitor creek to see when and when spawning runs occur.

The Hudson River Estuary Program and Scenic Hudson are working with citizen scientists to monitor herring and American eel in Ulster County's Black Creek Preserve.

Herring volunteers will observe the creek to see if, where, and when spawning runs occur. Those interested in eels will use nets and trap devices to catch juvenile glass eels, which are counted, weighed, and released unharmed.

Data may help biologists discover why populations of these important fish are declining.

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