August Seining Programs at Delaware Seashore State Park

by Dave on August 10, 2010

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 on Tuesday, August 24th, Thursday, August 26th and Friday, August 27th at 1:30 pm as well as Saturday, August 28th at 9:30 am. 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. 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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