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USGS Western Fisheries Research Center (WFRC) Biologist, Amy Hansen, is the winner of our first newsletter photo contest.

This photo of WFRC staff, Brian Ekstrom and Lance Downing, was taken by Amy when they were beach seining to assess fish utilization of a restored habitat in the lower Columbia River.

Check out this and other photos on the Western Fisheries Research Cen

Two people in the water with a net near a boat.
Brian Ekstrom and Lance Downing of USGS are pulling a beach seine to collect juvenile fish for monitoring at a restoration site on the lower Columbia River. The restoration site was created with dredge material in October of 2020 and USGS is monitoring juvenile salmon use, community assemblage, and predator presence.

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