Volunteers will help document oyster reefs below the water line. Underwater image from SERC.

VIDEO: Volunteers Train to Survey Oysters with Underwater Cameras

It takes dedicated volunteers to help the Bay’s river organizations to collect samples and data on the health of our tributaries. But a new program is arming volunteers with camera rigs to peek underwater and find out how oyster reefs are thriving. The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center is engaging boaters and other volunteers on the Severn, Herring Bay, and the mid-Eastern Shore.

Cheryl Costello shows us how easy to is to monitor oysters like a pro researcher. Watch below: