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Group Conducts Checkup On Delaware Inland Bays

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FENWICK ISLAND, Del. - Sunday was a perfect day to be out around Delmarva, and volunteers with the Center for Inland Bays took full advantage.

Ron Kernehan and others were out checking on the fish and Blue Crab population in the Delaware inland bays. The group measured the population averages for a number of species found in the water, to make sure there aren't any changes that could indicate a problem for marine life.

Kernehan outlined a plan describing what would happen if they found a decline in the population numbers.

"We're going to look at the sites next to this to see if that area was also down in abundance," Kernehan said. "If not, we have to look here at this site to see if something happened environmentally to knock down that species of fish."

In the three years since the volunteers have been keeping tack at the three Delaware Inland Bays, they've caught more than 130,000 fish, finding 65 different species.

They'll continue monitoring the bays throughout summer.

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