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 and…
Category: The Fisheries Blog
8 Questions for the 2023 Presidential Candidates of the American Fisheries Society
I asked 8 questions to Margaret Murphy and Patrick Shirey, the two Candidates for the American Fisheries Society (AFS) election.
From “Asian Carp” to “Copi”: When Fish Get a Rebrand
If you can’t beat ’em, eat ’em? A look into a new name – and, some hope, a new taste – for an invasive species.
New Year, New Me: Amazing Metamorphoses in Fish
For some fish species that undergo metamorphosis, “New Year, New Me” takes on a whole new meaning.
In Memory of Legendary Fly Fisher, Artist, Scientist: Dave Whitlock (1934-2022)
Many of you may have heard about the passing of Dave Whitlock this Thanksgiving. He suffered a massive stroke Thursday night, his wife Emily told Fly Fisherman Magazine. “He was working on his boat next to our casting pond when it hit, and was flown to Tulsa for care. But he broke the tippet and…
Over the River: Giving Fish a Lift with the Sturgeon Elevator
Going up? A Sturgeon Elevator elevates migratory fish to upstream spawning opportunities.
A Late Summer’s Day in the Marsh
As summer winds down, take a trip to the coast to learn about the Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Monitoring Program.
Rare orange smallmouth bass caught in Michigan
No, that’s not a goldfish! It’s a smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu) with a pigment mutation called xanthism. Xanthism is one of a suite of pigment mutations that affect lots of different animals. Others include melanism, leucism, and albinism. The coloration of a fish is determined by a few different kinds of cells, and certain mutations…
Hutton Junior Fisheries Program: I’m Hooked!
The Hutton Internship program has been monumental in my pursuit of biology! I really appreciate the fisheries and aquatic experiences and opportunities gained this summer and the connections I have made with so many wonderful people.
O-fish-al Art Recap
This month on the #SundayFishSketch art recap we are highlighting three galvanizing #FishyThemes that inspired sketches, paintings, and drawings a variety of unique fish species. Continue reading for select posts from a range of #SundayFishSketch artists. #MOVIEFLOUNDERS For this first theme I asked our community to sketch fishes seen in movies. These fish could be…
Announcing: Latin America & Caribbean Fisheries Congress, Cancun, Mexico, 15-18 May 2023
You are invited to the Latin America and the Caribbean Fisheries Congress, 15-18 May 2023 in Cancun, Mexico to learn and share about freshwater and marine systems through science presentations, training courses, student events and much more.
What Is Marine Pharmacology?
In a world plagued by novel illnesses, the discovery and development of novel pharmaceuticals to treat them is becoming increasingly urgent. Coincidentally, a lot of people have become skeptical about the efficacy and ingredients of those treatments. What may surprise you is that there are lots of fascinating pharmaceuticals that are sourced directly from the…
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…
Recapture: Taking a look back at how non-game scientists are showcasing small, but important, fish.
The importance of non-game fish to our ecosystems often goes unnoticed by the general public. Finding ways to get this information to them is challenging if they cannot relate to the topic. Duke’s Instagram account was created to introduce people to the world of non-game fish.