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Fish surveys in our local Bourne Stream

We were lucky enough to be out working on our doorstep this week, sampling fish in the Bourne Stream, which runs through eastern Poole and through Bournemouth town centre.


Sampling fish in the Bourne Stream
Sampling fish in the Bourne Stream

As part of an two-year baseline ecology study in the stream, BUG was commissioned by South West Water to undertake fish, invertebrate, water quality and eDNA surveys, along with a habitat walkover survey throughout the entire length of the water body.


Electric fishing in the Bourne Stream at Talbot Heath
Electric fishing in the Bourne Stream at Talbot Heath

Although only a small (and fragmented) stream, a surprising number of fish were captured, comprising five species: stone loach, roach, minnow, eel and chub.


A large chub captured in the Bourne Stream
A large chub captured in the Bourne Stream

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