Posts for tag "featured"

  • juvenile lake sturgeon

    Restoring Lake Sturgeon in the Maumee River

    Lake sturgeon are crucial to strengthening the resilience of the Maumee River, making this 25-year-long stocking plan worthwhile.

    • Posted July 27, 2022


  • town located along Bristol Bay

    Protecting Bristol Bay Salmon from Mining

    The U.S. EPA has proposed limitations to protect a highly valuable salmon fishery in Bristol Bay, Alaska, according to WaterWorld. The fishery is under threat, officials say, by a large-scale mining effort at the Pebble deposit there.

    • Posted June 15, 2022


  • coho salmon swimming underwater (PCB)

    PCB Levels Continue To Drop In Lake Michigan

    PCB concentrations Lake Michigan Chinook and coho salmon have declined over the past 35 years, though the drop has slowed since the mid-1980s, according to a new study. Recent declines may be more than just the result...

    • Posted June 6, 2022


  • desert fish

    Study: Native Desert Fish Don’t Last in Droughts

    Sometimes it’s dry in the desert, and sometimes it rains — a lot. The additional water pulsing through streams in such an environment can affect fish in many ways, but can native desert fish populations always handle...

    • Posted May 16, 2022


  • electrofishing

    A Shocking Study: Electrofishing and Invasive Fish

    There’s big trouble with brook trout in Big Sky Country. These invasive fish have spread through waterways in Montana and the rest of the West, disrupting ecosystems and crowding out native species. While the old vanguard of...

    • Posted May 13, 2022


  • Fish Behavior and Personality: Brown Trout

    People have a knack for personifying just about anything that lives and breathes, but nothing seems to tickle us more than recognizing “human” personality types in non-human animals. The laid-back cat, the mischievous chimpanzee, the stubborn horse...

    • Posted May 11, 2022


  • fish telemetry

    Tracking Fish Through Telemetry

    The batteries are beginning to fizzle in acoustic transmitters sewn up into 200 Great Lakes walleye, soon closing an early chapter on an unprecedented look into the movements of Lake Huron and Lake Erie’s most popular fish....

    • Posted April 29, 2022


  • Study: Lake Dredging and Other Ecological Harms

    A review led by fisheries scientists in New England has found that mobile gear used in commercial fishing — hydraulic clam dredges, and to a lesser extent dredges and trawls — has more adverse impacts on groundfish...

    • Posted April 27, 2022


  • satellite tags

    Satellite Tags And Great Lakes Research

    Lean and siscowet trout in Lake Superior will be the first fish in the Great Lakes to feature satellite technology. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources are equipping the two...

    • Posted April 25, 2022


  • great lakes survey

    Michigan And The Great Lakes Fisheries Survey

    The Great Lakes’ fishery brings in around $7 billion to the region’s economy every year. Today, eight states, one Canadian province and various tribal governments collaborate to protect the valuable aquatic resource. Michigan does its share in...

    • Posted April 22, 2022


  • coho salmon

    Coho Salmon Thrive On Fellow Fish

    Death in nature is never a matter of existential concern, but rather a means of resource reallocation. A new study from Simon Fraser University and the Raincoast Conservation Foundation shows how juvenile coho salmon participate in this...

    • Posted April 18, 2022


  • Migratory Fish

    Understanding Migratory Fish and Magnetic Fields

    Migratory fish might as well come equipped with a GPS, swimming large tracts of the open ocean seemingly without getting lost. Earlier this year, a team of Oregon State University scientists found that young Chinook salmon navigate...

    • Posted April 15, 2022


  • Cutthroat Trout

    Idaho’s Conservation Of Cutthroat Trout

    The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has released more water into Idaho’s Snake River to improve habitat conditions for cutthroat trout, according to the San Francisco Gate. More water flow will help protect them from invasive rainbow trout...

    • Posted April 13, 2022


  • wisconsin walleye

    Worrying Over Wisconsin Walleye

    As climate change's effects on rain and temperature shifts the ranges of fish and other wildlife, it appears that Wisconsin's walleye are safe from the effect. Past studies have found marine and freshwater fish moving out of...

    • Posted April 11, 2022


  • fishery management

    Fishery Management and Muskies

    As many as 25 percent of the muskie stocked in some reservoirs are escaping over dams and swimming downstream, away from their intended fisheries. A new study shows that the standard first line of defense for deterring...

    • Posted April 6, 2022


  • muskie fishing

    Study: The Moon and Muskie Fishing

    Anglers chasing elusive muskie are always looking for a leg up, whether its this year's hot lure or fishing during the right phase of the lunar cycle. A new study offers some scientific credence to more bites...

    • Posted April 4, 2022


  • Scientists Isolate Zebrafish Genes That Regenerate

    Far back in history, scientists believe that a common ancestor of humans and other animals had the ability to regenerate damaged body parts. But of course we don’t have that ability today, so what happened?

    • Posted April 12, 2016


  • Pelvis Helps Walking Fish In Thailand

    In 1985, scientists discovered a walking fish living in a cave system in Thailand. The waterfall-climbing cavefish, Cryptotora thamicola, is completely blind and yet can make its way up an incline by using what closely resembles a...

    • Posted March 28, 2016


  • Laundry soap-baited trotlines may be answer to turtle-killing catfish nets

    The most popular gear choice for fisheries biologists looking to capture channel catfish also has a knack for drowning turtles. A recently published study backs a safer and surprising alternative: trotlines baited with laundry soap. Biologists have...

    • Posted January 13, 2015


  • Shifting salmon migration proves no obstacle to egg-eating Dolly Varden, study finds

    When changing climate drives one species to shift the timing of its entire life cycle, organisms dependent on it must adjust or suffer in its absence. The repercussions of altered salmon migration may be negatively impacting other...

    • Posted January 6, 2015