SCSS Photo Gallery of 2020

Coho in Upper Malcolm Creek, November 2019 Photo Credit: Larry Reid with GoPro camera

Photo Gallery of  Spawning Counts on creeks on the Sunshine Coast. SC Streamkeepers started to walk the various creeks in the first week of October to the first week of December. Here are a few of the highlights of those weekly events:

Kelly and Libby using the GoPro camera donated by Larry Reid to the Malcolm Creek and Roberts Creek groups.  The camera helps us to check places that are harder to see, like undercuts. Thank you Larry for your generous gift!

Malcolm Creek , November 2020 Photo Credit S. Samples

Malcolm Creek , November 2020 Photo Credit S. Samples

Here is a shot of our group at the upper end of Roberts Creek near the confluence of Clack Creek @ Roberts Creek. This is a LWD (large woody debris) that we often find chum and coho underneath the downed trees. This year we found more carcasses that were killed by predators like mink and bears unfortunately.

Roberts Creek confluence with Clack Creek, November 2020 Photo Credit Jean Hamilton

Part of spawning counting of salmon is also find many carcasses and we record the species, male or female and length. We also dissected the whole fish we found to find if they had been able to partially or fully spawn.  This picture is of a chum salmon on the beach at Roberts Creek estuary.

Female chum, Roberts Creek estuary December 2020 Photo Credit John Law

Photo Credit: John Law

Photo Credit Shirley Samples
Sacred end of life of a spawning salmon that gave all to procreate for the future of his species. Photo Credit: Shirley Samples
Roberts Creek 2020 Looking for spawning salmon.

Underwater view from the GoPro camera of spawning chum in Roberts Creek.

Spawning Chum, GoPro Photo Credit: Larry Reid
Spawning chum, Roberts Creek December 2020 GoPro Photo Credit Larry Reid

A picture of many of the chum spawning in Roberts Creek on day the water was the colour of tea. November 2020 Photo Credit Shirley Samples
Larry and Kelly looking for spawning salmon. Roberts Creek, Photo Credit Shirley Samples
Streamkeepers participating in spawning salmon survey, Chaster Creek, November 2020 Photo Credit Brian Thicke
Larry is an ardent and hardworking streamkeeper! Photo Credit Brian Thicke
Female chum spawner, Roberts Creek, November 2020 Photo Credit Larry Reid
Two chum spawning, Roberts Creek, November 2020 Photo Credit Shirley Samples
Many volunteers came out to remove the invasive plants (mainly ivy) from the trees in the riparian area of Roberts Creek (at Lower Road bridge). November 2020 Photo Credit Shirley Samples
It didn’t take too long to pull all this ivy off the trees and ground at Roberts Creek! November 2020 Photo Credit Shirley Samples
Many amazing volunteers from the community came out to rehabilitate the riparian area by removing invasive plants! November 2020 Photo Credit Shirley Samples
We host bi-annual 2 day Streamkeepers Training sessions. This was in May 2019 at Malcolm Creek. Photo Credit SCCA
A great group came out to our regular monthly invasive plant removal events! Malcolm Creek 2019 Photo Credit Shirley Samples & Jean Hamilton
Cutthroat fry caught while trapping. Trapping young fry enables streamkeepers to know that the creek is healthy and to know the species of fish, and numbers. September 2020 Photo Credit Shirley Samples
Malcolm Creek, December 2020 Photo Credit Shirley Samples
Malcolm Creek waterfall, December 2020 Photo Credit Shirley Samples
Roberts Creek estuary, November 2020 Photo Credit Shirley Samples