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…
Advice for attending fisheries professional conferences
In anticipating of the upcoming American Fisheries Society annual meeting later this month, take a look at some of the excellent advice shared over the years…
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…
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.
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.
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…
The Fisheries Blog’s Founding Femme
Celebrate Dana Sackett’s TEN YEARS with the Fisheries Blog with some of her most iconic and memorable posts!
Why you should go clean your electrofishing electrodes today
Have you ever noticed that over time your electrofishing electrodes lose their shininess and get a white material coated on them? We explain why this happens and what you should do about it.