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December 16, 2014

Clam Shell Surveys Continue

Student from Pacific High School (PHS) continue their work surveying Native Little Neck clam shells in the intertidal zone at Retz Creek,  just outside the Redfish Rock Marine Reserve.  The project is a partnership between The Redfish Rocks Community Team, Surfrider Foundation and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, aimed at engaging youth in meaningful citizen science projects that could potentially inform research at the professional level.This December students completed their second survey of the 400 meter wide monitoring area, building on the data collected in their initial baseline survey. Four more surveys are scheduled for the first half of 2015.

In addition to counting unbroken half and complete clam shells found in the transect, students discovered an abundance of other marine life including what appears to be a brown spotted nudibranch.

For more information on the study and partnership check out Clam Shell Correlations from The Redfish Rocks Community team. If you would like to get involved in this project, please email: info@redfishrocks.org or call: 541-332-0627 (Tyson Rasor), or rcruse@surfrider.org / 503-729-7471 (Ryan Cruse)

Thanks to Tyson Rasor (Redfish Rocks Community Team), Charlie Plybon (Surfrider Foundation), Bob Brown and the students of Pacific High School, all our partners, and volunteers who have helped put this opportunity together and who continue to work on this citizen science project!

 

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