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Molt Search Public Training (Snohomish County)

June 20 @ 9:00 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! Drop-in for training or mingling with Molt Search community, hosted by Washington Sea Grant staff and WSU Extension Volunteers.

Where: Marina Beach Park

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

Contact crabteam@uw.edu with questions or for more information

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 20
9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Marina Beach Park
470 Admiral Way
Edmonds, WA 98020 United States
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