Scenic Hudson: Volunteer Herring and Eel Monitoring
|Goal||Help biologists learn why herring and eels are declining.|
|Task||Monitor creek to see when and when spawning runs occur.|
|Where||Ulster New York Ulster United States|
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.
|How to Join||
Contact Scenic Hudson Parks Event Coordinator Anthony Coneski: email@example.com, 845-473-4440 x273
Nets and trap devices are provided.
|Ideal Age Group||Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families|
|Spend the Time||outdoors|
|Type of Activity||In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes, While fishing, On a hike|
These are ratings provided by participants in this project.
These are ratings provided by K-12 teachers. This rating reflects how well the project is suited for the classroom.
Your contributions to this project will be tracked and credited in your SciStarter dashboard!
Before you leave, sign up for SciStarter so we can help you track your contributions to this project and more.
Create your account
Have an account? Log in.
Rate Scenic Hudson: Volunteer Herring and Eel Monitoring
Featured on The Crowd & the Cloud
The Crowd & The Cloud is a 4-part documentary series for public television.
You're now leaving SciStarter to join Scenic Hudson: Volunteer Herring and Eel Monitoring...
Scenic Hudson: Volunteer Herring and Eel Monitoring uses SciStarter to manage their volunteers. You will need to log in or sign up for a SciStarter account to join.
Create a SciStarter account
Already have an account? Log in.