Dive into the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest with REEF in the SeaDoc Society's latest episode of Salish Sea Wild, The Natural History of the Fish Geek. The episode is a lighthearted take on SeaDoc's citizen science partnership with REEF to support the Volunteer Fish Survey Project.
REEF Citizen Science Project Manager Janna Nichols and SeaDoc Society's Science Director Dr. Joe "Fish Geek" Gaydos, an expert level REEF surveyor, buddied up for an underwater survey of fish and invertebrates found in the region. The video was filmed, written and produced by Bob "Attenborough" Friel.
Salish Sea Wild is a YouTube channel that features the Natural History of the Salish Sea. Science-based, adventure-oriented, and fun, episodes range from 5-11 minutes and are suitable for kids of all ages. For the complete series, see YouTube or visit www.salishseawild.org.
The SeaDoc Society is one of REEF's longstanding partners and is a part of UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Their mission is to ensure the health of marine wildlife and their ecosystems through science and education. They've facilitated the funding for the annual REEF Adavanced Assessment Team (AAT) monitoring in the San Juan Islands for years, and have recently supported AAT projects in the Gulf Islands in British Columbia. They've also been a part of the data analysis and papers pertaining to the sea star wasting disease on the Pacific coast.
Thanks SeaDoc for the fantastic, fishy fun video. Be sure to watch all the way to the end - past the credits - for a fun bonus!