River roaches: The Quest to Better Understand Crayfish

by Michael Moore, guest blogger Some call them yabbis, mudbugs or spoondogs. But most of you know them by a different name: crayfish.  My scientific introduction to crayfish was by another name–“ the cockroaches of the creek“; they eat everything and everything eats them!”This was the answer I received when asking a scientist about crayfish. Comparing something…

How can you turn volunteers into Citizen Scientists? Go Fish!

Guest Author Katie Pierson: “I enjoy empowering diverse parties in scientific research, be it citizen science or facilitating research collaboration.  No matter where life takes me, I will always love being out in the field with people and fish.” s heavy fog nestles into the corners of the bay and sea lions loudly discuss their…