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Snorkeling with steelhead in Petersburg Creek


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This map indicates the sections of Petersburg Creek that Alaska Fish and Game snorkels each spring to survey and count adult steelheads.

The Petersburg Science Series presented a talk on the "Steelhead of Petersburg Creek," last week at the library, drawing an audience of around 30 people to the event. Petersburg area management biologist Patrick Fowler gave a short presentation and then answered audience member questions about the unique life history and management strategies of steelhead, which includes snorkeling the creek annually to count the species.

Fowler is part of the Alaska Department Fish and Game Division of Sport Fish, and his research of the steelhead offers him a hands-on experience with the species. Steelh...

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