Monitor herring at home

Yesterday, I did a shift as a herring monitor at the Mystic Dam. This year, the Mystic River Watershed Association also installed an underwater camera. The idea is that they might be able to crowdsource the count, by having people monitor short snippets of the video from the comfort of their own home. This year, they’re testing to see whether the counts they get from the videos match the counts they get from monitors who show up at the dam.

Today, I watched a handful of videos at home and entered my fish counts. Join in the fun here: It’s kind of addictive…

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