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Summary for Field Activity Number 2008-041-FA

Alternate Leg ID: P-41-08-MA

Area of Operations: Oyster Pond, Falmouth, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: September 16, 2008 to October 16, 2008

Objectives: Collect juvenile herring, juvenile white perch and mummichogs from Oyster Pond for the mercury study. Herring, juvenile white perch and mummichogs will be sampled between the culvert at Surf Drive and the weir. Some specimens of herring were collected from Trunk River, just upstream of the bike path bridge.

Type of Activity: Sampling

Information to be derived: Samples and Chemical Analysis

Summary: Successful fish collections were made during the evenings of September 16 (3 white perch, 50 mummichogs); Sept. 19 (4 white perch); Sept. 25 (14 juvenile herring, 8 juvenile white perch, 12 mummichogs); Sept. 28 (1 post spawn adult herring, 1 juvenile herring from the Trunk River just above bike path bridge); Sept. 29 (3 juvenile herring south of weir); October 16, 2008 (16 juvenile herring, 3 juvenile white perch from just south of weir, collected in the afternoon).

USGS Project Number: 2921-BOF70 - Project Description

Contact: Mike Bothner (

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