Harbor Porpoise Monitoring Project
|Presented By||Pacific Biodiversity Institute|
|Goal||Monitor harbor porpoises in the Salish Sea|
|Task||Collect observational data on harbor porpoises, marine wildlife|
Anacortes, Skagit County, Washington, United States of America
Coupeville, Island County, Washington, United States of America
Friday Harbor, San Juan County, Washington, United States of America
Oak Harbor, Island County, Washington, United States of America
Port Townsend, Jefferson County, Washington, United States of America Washington
The Harbor Porpoise Monitoring Project needs volunteers for observations and surveys at locations near Anacortes, Whidbey Island, and San Juan Island, Washington.
The historic range of the harbor porpoise has diminished dramatically in the last 60 years. Surveys of the population are done infrequently and there is inadequate data on the current status of the population.
Participants will help in assessing the feasibility of using passive acoustic monitoring devices to track population status and trends of this species. This may include land-based animal observations and/or handling instruments from a boat.
|How to Join||
Volunteers may have to pay some travel expenses and should be in good physical condition. To volunteer, contact project coordinator Aileen Jeffries at:
|Project Timing||Harbor Porpoise Project citizen scientists collect observational data year-round.|
Training and equipment provided by project.
|Ideal Age Group||College, Graduate students, Adults|
|Ideal Frequency||Per month|
|Average Time||An hour or so|
|Spend the Time||outdoors|
|Type of Activity||In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes|
|Tags||cetaceans, harbor porpoise, marine ecology, marine mammal, observation, ocean, phocoena, salish sea, wildlife|
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