Thursday, March 17, 2016

Washington SeaGrant Green Crab Team

If we haven't had the opportunity to talk about my research interests, you may not know that I have a particular affinity for invasion ecology. (Fun fact: so does Rebecca, who will be starting work on her PhD in invasion ecology at Oregon State University this fall! CONGRATS SMARTY PANTS!)

Last month, Rebecca and I attended a mini seminar here at the Marine Science Center on a new citizen science project, which studies the invasive European green crab (Carcinus maenas).

Washington SeaGrant (WSG) coordinates the "Crab Team", a volunteer-based early detection and monitoring program to improve our understanding of native salt-marsh and pocket-estuary organisms, and how they could be affected by green crabs. 

Tomorrow, Friday, March 18, 9 am - 3 pm, WSG will be at the Northwest Maritime Center for a volunteer training workshop. If you want to join the Crab Team register for the FREE training. If you are simply interested in learning more information about the project, visit the Crab Team website to learn some facts about the green crab.

We hope to see you tomorrow at the Northwest Maritime Center for the training.

ZOFIA KNOREK is the Citizen Science Educator and an AmeriCorps Member at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center

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