First Round of Phase One Sampling Starts Tomorrow

Posted on July 23, 2020

The pandemic may have placed a halt on hosting in-person BioBlitzes for our community scientists, but it can't stop us from collecting valuable data along the river! Tomorrow, members of the CALeDNA, the Natural History Museum of LA (DISCO), and LA Sanitation will begin the first round of sampling for phase one of Protecting our River. All members in the field will maintain proper social distancing protocols while learning more about the significance of environmental DNA research. 

Our team will be sampling in Long Beach along the LA River estuary to see what organisms from the river make it down to the Pacific Ocean. All parts from our event including training, field observations, and species identification will be recorded and shared online shortly. Keep an eye out for future seminars to hear what sediment and water sampling is like from a community scientist, researcher, and staff perspective!