Preserving, protecting and promoting Wellfleet’s shellfishing industry.
ALL FREE EVENTS
Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) – Marine Science Experience
October 14 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Join Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) Director of Marine Fisheries Research Owen Nichols for an interactive and engaging marine science experience! We will meet at the Wellfleet Town Pier for a demonstration of the same beach seine sampling technique that CCS uses to study fish populations in Wellfleet Harbor and around Cape Cod. We will haul in a net and see what kinds of small fish and other creatures are present, counting, measuring and releasing the catch – audience participation is encouraged but not required!* Owen will discuss the Center’s work in the context of the broader ecosystem and the health of our fish and shellfish populations and their habitats.
*Participants should be encouraged to bring boots, waders, or other gear they’re comfortable wearing into the water from their ankles up to their waists if they want to! Gather by the Shellfish Department office at the Wellfleet Harbor/Town Pier.