United States of Fish

Impress your friends and family at your next cookout with facts about the officially-designated state/province fish of Canada and the U.S.

O-fish-al Art Recap

There’s a myriad of reasons that fishes are beloved by people. Whether you’re an angler, a naturalist, or an aquarist, the love of fish brings people together. The #SundayFishSketch on Twitter brings together fish enthusiasts through art. A weekly prompt to get the creative juices flowing, the paintbrushes wetted, and the pencils sharpened. Below I…

Another ‘Juneteenth’ story, of the SC Sea Islands

This is the second year we celebrate Juneteenth as a national holiday in the United States. So while the historical events from Galveston are now known to many, this Juneteenth, I have been reflecting on how many other locations around the country have diverse stories to tell of the momentous event of the Emancipation Proclamation in our national history.

I’m Just a Bill: The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act and You

If you hang out in fisheries or wildlife circles, you’ve likely seen or heard talk about something called the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act. Perhaps you’ve wondered to yourself “That sounds good, but what’s it all about?” Here’s a quick guide to the basics of the Act – also referred to as “RAWA” – and what…

Fishing in the deep: A dive into deep-sea fisheries

Most of the things I post about on the Fisheries Blog are associated with art or fun fish facts. My scientific research on deep-sea fishes isn’t inherently ‘fisheries’ related as I study the systematics (evolution) of deep-sea fish groups. That being said, as someone who grew up in the midwest, I have had multiple experiences…

How toxic is the water: using biology to determine water toxicity

By: Dana Sackett, PhD How toxic is the water? That is a question many have asked themselves when trying to understand the impact of all the pollutants from industry, land and road run-off, and wastewater, mixing in an ecosystem. However, as we discussed previously (see here), there is no technique or instrument that can test…

O-fish-al Art Recap

The #SundayFishSketch is a Twitter hashtag that encourages like-minded individuals to incorporate art and fish into their weekly lives. It is a great community to join for beginning sketchers and is also a way for seasoned artists to continue to practice. Many of the #SundayFishSketch themes can be fun getaways from your current life while…

O-fish-al Art Recap

As always, the Fisheries Blog O-fish-al Art Recap highlights the themes, the artists, and the art of the #SundayFishSketch on Twitter. Our artists continue to post amazing illustrations associated with different holidays and events. Continue reading for information and sketches of fishes pertaining to Valentine’s Day, the Super Bowl, and more. #FishyReproduction A tried and…