Got Skillz? The Responses so far…

By: Dana Sackett, PhD There are a myriad of skills needed to succeed in aquatic science; not the least of which include being able to come back from the field sleep-deprived, mosquito bitten, and covered in muck with a commitment to do it again for more data. When it comes to science in general, previous…

O-fish-al Art Recap

The Fisheries Blog hasn’t posted a #SundayFishSketch art recap in quite a while. It is now 2021 and many things in the world and our daily lives have changed in 2020. Bringing to light the fantastic fish art of late 2020 and early 2021 will be a great way to round out January. Continue reading…

Fish Dishes: Expand your Cookbook

When we think of Thanksgiving or most holiday foods in the United States, fish rarely comes to mind. Although not usually on the table in our modern times, a previous Fisheries Blog post talks about fish that were likely served at the first Thanksgiving. A huge portion of fisheries work and maintenance is growing and…

Got Skillz?

By: Dana Sackett, PhD Much of my adult life has been dictated by the needs of the military (my husband’s employer), including frequent moves.  As a result, I have often had to find ways to gain and develop new skill sets to keep myself employed in the field of environmental science.  Following our most recent…

In hot water: the consequences of warming lakes, rivers, and oceans

By: Dana Sackett, PhD With the ripples of a historic election still settling in the United States, one promise from the President-elect and Vice President-elect is resonating with the scientific community more than most. The direct promise to address climate change with science-based decisions and policies. A promise that comes as the 28th major storm…

Once in a Blue Moon: How Does the Moon Affect Fish Behavior?

The next time a blue moon will occur on Halloween won’t be until 2077, so if you missed it this weekend… well. Too bad. A blue moon is the second of two full moons that occur in the same month. It’s a rare astronomical event, thus the expression, but it is part of our solar…

Spooky Fishes you Eat from the Deep Sea – Halloween Special

When you think of fisheries, aquaculture, and the fish you eat, whether it be freshwater or marine, there are certain fishes that come to mind. You may think walleye, tilapia, and hake, or salmon, tuna, and cod. You may even be able to form images in your mind of what these fishes look like, and…

To Hells Canyon and Back: Conducting Fisheries Science with a Disability

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and I encourage each of you to challenge any preconceived notions you have, see, or hear about people with disabilities. Inclusivity and equity are more than buzzwords, and the field of fisheries conservation needs representation from all backgrounds in order to maximize its success. @sasha_piranha

When the going gets tough

…the tough plan ahead. Field biologists are often faced with grueling work in unforgiving conditions. Being responsible for planning that work can be daunting, especially for new grad students or crew leads who may not have as much leadership experience. The following article was written by Eli Lamb, who is a second year grad student,…

O-fish-al Art Recap: An Ode to E

On Twitter, the #SundayFishSketch has brought together a community of individuals that love to sketch fish. The hashtag caught the eye of a father with a young a son, who goes by ‘E’ online, with an insatiable curiosity for all things related to fish and aquatic life. Not only is E’s thirst for knowledge unquenchable,…