Core sampling is a highly accurate resource assessment tool. Use it to conduct shellfish surveys and to determine the effectiveness of management activities.

This method is more exact than using a clam hoe to survey because it takes the same surface area and volume with each sample. It also allows you to take a random, uniform, and undisturbed section of the mudflat to examine. Rinse the sample in a sieve to measure the number and size of clams and other species in the intertidal as part of population survey or other study.

The video below shows you how to take a core sample.

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