2004-07-09 / Community

Osprey Club Kids Seine the Bay


Young members of the “Osprey Club” took to the waters of Jamaica Bay to learn about marine life and how to use a seine net to catch small fish & crabs. They caught striped killifish and mummichogs which are small bait fish that swim in the creeks and shallow waters. Also caught were green crabs and Japanese shore crabs, an invasive species that is increasing in numbers in the bay. Marlen Waaijer of Far Rockaway showed the Broad Channel youngsters how to drag the 30 foot seine net and identify the marine animals of Jamaica Bay. The club is a program of the American Littoral Society and meets monthly. For more information call (718) 318-9344. Or check website: www.alsnyc.org Osprey Club Kids - Young Osprey Club members from Broad Channel haul in the seine net.Young members of the “Osprey Club” took to the waters of Jamaica Bay to learn about marine life and how to use a seine net to catch small fish & crabs. They caught striped killifish and mummichogs which are small bait fish that swim in the creeks and shallow waters. Also caught were green crabs and Japanese shore crabs, an invasive species that is increasing in numbers in the bay. Marlen Waaijer of Far Rockaway showed the Broad Channel youngsters how to drag the 30 foot seine net and identify the marine animals of Jamaica Bay. The club is a program of the American Littoral Society and meets monthly. For more information call (718) 318-9344. Or check website: www.alsnyc.org Osprey Club Kids - Young Osprey Club members from Broad Channel haul in the seine net.
Littoral Society educator Marlen Waaijer of Far Rockaway shows youngsters how to use a seine net.Littoral Society educator Marlen Waaijer of Far Rockaway shows youngsters how to use a seine net.After seine is brought ashore, Osprey Club members pick through seaweeds to look for small fish & crabs.After seine is brought ashore, Osprey Club members pick through seaweeds to look for small fish & crabs.

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