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Molt Search Public Training (Virtual)

June 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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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 virtual training knowing more about European green crab in the region, crab ID, and Molt Search protocols.

Where: Zoom

Sign me up! Register here for the Zoom link! This event is offered in conjunction with an in-person, on-the-beach practice held Saturday 6/15. Can’t make it to this virtual training first? Walk-ups are welcome on Saturday.

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 13
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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