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Herring census

We're diving for data! With the help of an “eye in the sky” and some savvy scuba surveyors, researchers are estimating the number of herring in the water... by counting their eggs! But modern methods can only tell us so much. To get the full picture, we turn to the people who know the herring best.

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1 h 15 min activity
1 h 15 min activity

Stock assessment survey: Students are challenged to determine which herring stock will most likely have a healthy population in the future! Students perform a herring census using a simplified version of the methods used by scientists at Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

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