Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Stony Brook Road
(Rain Date 4/27/23)
Two species of fish, Alewives and Blueback Herring, swarm the Cape’s streams and rivers from hundreds of miles away in the Atlantic Ocean each spring. Amazingly, each individual returns to breed in the same freshwater bodies in which it was born. Abigail Archer will walk and talk as she talks about the lifecycle of these fish and what we can do to support and protect their breeding grounds in Brewster.
Abigail works with Cape Cod Cooperative Extension Marine Program in Barnstable as a Marine Resource Specialist. The goal of the Marine Program is to establish, develop, and carry out education programs in marine resource development, to assist with problems concerning coastal industries and the management of coastal resources, and to transfer technological innovations, educational and informational materials to public officials, educators, and marine user groups. Abigail works with town river herring wardens, town shellfish wardens, and private shellfish aquaculture growers to identify problems, design research questions, carry out field work, and analyze data.