Seal Survey 2022

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Activities: Environment

Starts: Anytime

Tees Barrage, Stockton on Tees

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What's involved?

We are looking for volunteers to monitor the number of Grey and Harbour Seals present in the River at the Tees Barrage. This is to monitor the number of seals at the barrage and their feeding activity.

The Canal & River Trust are working with Industries Nature Conservation Association (INCA) to monitor seal numbers at the Tees Barrage during the migration of salmon and sea trout. Volunteers will record the numbers of seals, the species, and the feeding behaviour during high tide times, for one hour.

The survey will need carrying out for 1 hour once a day at various times, depending on the tide. Some surveys are early in the morning, some in the middle of the day and others during the evening. Ideally volunteers will be able to complete at least one survey a week.

What's in it for you?

Volunteers will have a chance to watch and enjoy seal activity whilst collecting important data for the Canal & River Trust and INCA.

What skills are we looking for?

We are seeking local volunteers who are interested in wildlife, but no prior surveying skills are required as training is offered. There will be a training session at the barrage on Thursday the 23rd of June.

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