Seining at DSSP

by Dave on June 22, 2009

SEINING PROGRAMS IN DELAWARE SEASHORE STATE PARK

Ever wonder what’s swimming below the surface in a beautiful, salt-water bay? Delaware Seashore State Park invites you to participate in a hands-on program using seining nets to discover the near-shore marine life that inhabits Rehoboth Bay.

Park naturalists will conduct seining programs every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday starting June 23rd at 1:30 pm and continuing through the months of July and August.  Especially popular with young people, seining provides an opportunity to identify various fish, crabs, snails and other critters that call the Rehoboth Bay home, and talk about what they eat and how they survive. Participants will help pull a 20 to 30-foot net through calm, shallow water and carefully place the catch into tubs for a close-up study.

Closed-toe shoes are required for all who will enter the water and sunscreen is encouraged for everyone.  The program fee is $4 per person and pre-registration is required. Delaware Seashore State Park encompasses the beaches, bay and marshes from Dewey Beach extending south to Bethany Beach. Please call the Indian River Life-Saving Station at 302-227-6991 to register or for more information on this or other Delaware Seashore State Park programs.

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