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Molt Search Public Training (King County)

June 15 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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Two Molt Search trainees on beach inspecting a pile of molts

Past Molt Search training in action (credit: Jess Newley)

Are you a beachwalker? A shell collector? Keep an eye out for invasive green crabs while you do by participating in “Molt Search“, a new early detection community science program by Washington Sea Grant & WSU Extension designed to help managers direct resources to undersearched or green crab detected beaches. It’s a systematic beach walk, where you spend 20 person-minutes collecting and identifying all crab molts you find and submit that information via the MyCoast app.

Learn more about the program at wsg.washington.edu/moltsearch.

You’ll leave this in-person training knowing more about European green crab in the region, crab ID, and Molt Search protocols. You’ll get to put it all into practice by participating in a Molt Search or two with friends you bring along or meet there!

Where: KVI Beach, 78th Pl SW, Vashon, WA 98070

What to bring: Comfortable shoes, sun protection, water, snacks, smartphone or camera, small container for collecting molts (like a tupperware)

Sign me up! Walk-ups welcome. This event is offered in conjunction with a Virtual Training held Thursday 6/13. Register here for the Zoom link!

Contact: Santiago Ramos-Torrescano at santiago@vashonnaturecenter.org

Keep in touch: To keep up-to-date on future Molt Search volunteer opportunities and program updates, sign up for the “Molt-o-Meter” newsletter.


June 15
9:30 am - 11:00 am
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KVI Beach
78th Pl SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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