Fish Surveys

Many species of fish--including migratory fish and year-round residents--use the wetlands at Jug Bay for spawning, feeding, and shelter. Volunteers monitor the tidal Patuxent River and tributary creeks documenting the differences in fish species diversity and abundance.

If you are willing to hike, swim, wade in waist-high water, and handle fish, join us for our fish surveys. (print-friendly volunteer description)

Research Activity:
* Capture fish using seines and nets
* Identify fish using keys and field guides
* Pictorial Key to Fish Identification (1.7 mb pdf)
* Measure and release fish

Stream Fish Photo Set by SERC

Volunteers are critical to the research conducted here. Click to get involved.