Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Underwater fish!


We had another person, Travis Cundiff,  share this video of the fish underwater!  It's so fun to see it from their point of view! This was taken at the flume up at Middle Pond!

The struggle!!!

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And here's another video that one of our counters, Jessica Kozik took last week.  You can just see how they struggle to get over!  Thanks Jessica!

They have definitely arrived!

We went up to the flume at Middle Pond yesterday and it was packed with fish!  There were so many fish that they just kept getting pushed back down the flume!


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And we took some pictures too!





Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Some great pictures

One of our counters, Ruth Haas-Castro, took these wonderful pictures yesterday.  As you can see, the fish are definitely here.



Monday, April 13, 2015

They're Here!

On Thursday, April 9th, Amy Croteau from the Department of Natural Resources was working in the flume and saw some fish!  So, she called me and we made the decision to begin the count on Saturday because lovely weather was forecast for over the weekend. We started the count on Saturday, April 11th and it was a slow start.  The water temps were still pretty cool, but as the sun warmed up the water, the fish arrived!  So, we have fish!  On Sunday, they started to come up a little more, so they are definitely here.  As of last night, we had 39 fish come over the white board to be counted!
So, another counting year has begun...


One of our counters, Jessica Kozik took some really nice pictures and I wanted to share them with everyone:


A panoramic view of Mill Pond


Some great views of the area with the counting box, the run, the white board, and the history of the run!

And, if anyone out there takes any pictures you would like to share, please send them on in!  We love pictures!
And Happy Counting!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

It's still pretty chilly in the water around here and still no sign of the herring.  I was up at the flume at Middle Pond today, only about 40 degrees water temp.  And there's still plenty of ice around!  And we wait...





Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Still waiting

So, we're still waiting for the fish to arrive.  We went and took some water temperatures yesterday and the water is still pretty chilly.  It was 43 degrees at Mill Pond and only 39 degrees at Middle Pond.  The flume at Middle Pond still has a lot of ice in it too, so they might not be able to make it into the pond if they tried!


Thanks so much to everyone who has signed up for hours.  But, don't go out to count unless you hear from us!  We're predicting that it may be another week or two before they finally get here. We've been monitoring a buoy out in Nantucket Sound, and it's only 37 degrees out there!! What a long cold winter this has been!!