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Shellfish aquaculture field trip around Puget Sound
Saturday, May 11
We will assemble at the white 12-passenger UW vans in the Burke Museum Parking Lot at 6:00 a.m. We will be on the road at 6:15.
We will be hosted all day by Jennifer Hopper of Taylor Shellfish, who will meet us at our first stop at the Quilcene hatchery. The agenda is as follows:
We may not be able to hold exactly to this schedule, depending on how many questions people have, how nice a day it is, and how much fun people are having on the beach. But we should be done by 4:00 at the latest. It will then take a little over two hours to drive from Chapman Cove through Olympia to Seattle. We should be back between 5:00 and 6:00.
- 7:10 Ferry from Edmonds to Kingston. I know we will get there early, but I want to make sure we get on the boat.
- 9:00-10:00 Quilcene: Shellfish hatchery tour conducted by Mr. Ed Jones, hatchery director
- 11:00-11:30 Shelton: FLUPSY Floating Upwelling System for juvenile growth
- 12:00-1:00 or 1:30 Victor/Allyn: Lunch and Geoduck culture
- 2:00-3:00 Chapman Cove: Manila Clam and Kumamoto Oyster Polyculture
What to bring, wear, etc
- The weather forecast for
Western Washington. Dress accordingly
- Bring Wellington boots (rain boots or rubber boots). We will take a poll in class before the trip and find out how many more boots are needed. I or Jennifer Hopper will supply extras. If it's sunny, consider a hat and or sunscreen, as the beach at midday can burn you in a hurry.
- Bring a camera or be prepared to take pictures with your phone for the slide show in Tuesday's class, and for your own memories. Last time not enough people took pictures. So be more proactive
- Bring a notebook and something to write with, as you will need to be taking notes at every stop
- Bring a lunch.