Chesapeake Bay Parasite Project
|Presented By||Smithsonian Environmental Research Center|
|Goal||Determine the distribution of an invasive parasitic barnacle.|
|Task||Sort through oyster shells in search of mud crabs.|
|Where||647 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater, 21037 MD 21037 United States|
Scientists are studying sites all around the Chesapeake Bay to monitor the spread of an invasive parasitic barnacle that infects native white-fingered mud crabs. We are working to track their populations and need your help!
|How to Join||
Contact Alison Cawood (firstname.lastname@example.org, 443-482-2271)
|Project Timing||We will have 2 rounds of sampling in 2017. One in June and another round in August. We also have a need for lab volunteers year round. In June, we need volunteers on June 16, 17, 18, 21, 23, 24, and 25. August dates will be posted as soon as they are finalized.|
|Ideal Age Group||Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors|
|Ideal Frequency||Just once|
|Average Time||Several hours|
|Spend the Time||outdoors|
|Type of Activity||In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes, At a science center, zoo or aquarium|
|Tags||bay, beach, biology, chesapeake bay, coastal, conservation, crab, crabs, ecology, environmental science, invasive species, marine science, maryland, nature, ocean, outdoors, parasite, parasites|
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