Remobilization for construction and installation of the remaining twelve sections of box culvert began on Tuesday, September 6. All equipment is expected to be onsite and installation of the coffer dam will begin in the middle of next week.
Surveys for red knots, juvenile herring and seabeach amaranth continued on Wednesday, Sept. 7. Although there were no red knots observed and no herring found, more than 500 sheepshead minnows and 300+ juvenile Atlantic menhaden (also commonly known as peanut bunker) were collected along with striped killifish, mummichog, winter flounder, bay anchovies, and Atlantic silversides.
If you are interested in joining us for our fish survey next Friday, September 16 please email Zack@littoralsociety.org for more information and to sign up!
If you love the idea of collecting data and being outside, we will be launching a Wreck Pond Citizen Science Monitoring Program in the next few weeks. Through the program citizen scientists will be trained to collect important data on water level, salinity, water temperature, and/or bird presence, abundance, and behavior. To sign up for this exciting new program, send an email to Zack@littoralsociety.org or call Zack Royle at 732-291-0055.
Check back next week for another project update and for additional opportunities for involvement.