Monitoring Fresh Water Fish @ Anchorage

1 June 2016 / Posted by Janszoon Education

Brooke and Wendy getting ready to head out from the wardens hutBrooke and Wendy were out at Anchorage this afternoon putting gee minnow traps in for a group of Year 10 Science X students from Motueka High School. The students are going to record what they find in the traps tomorrow, and hopefully other students from MHS will repeat the monitoring in the future. Gee minnow traps are a great way to find out what's living in a fresh water stream. It's going to be a fun, wet day!

The traps are ready One of the only ways to get us both in the picture is by capturing the photographers shadow


We also recorded some video of how to prepare the traps, as well as where and how to place them. We'll post a link to that video on this web site when it's ready.

Trap under overhanging vegetation