Black Bass: How many species are there?

  Guest Author: Tim Bonvechio; Editor: Patrick Cooney Black bass are the most popular freshwater sportfish in the USA.  Their popularity as a sportfish has expanded their distribution from North America to around the world through human introductions.  While Largemouth Bass and Smallmouth Bass are arguably the most widely known and dispersed black bass species, there is…

Unlikely invaders

by Brandon Peoples The media likes to make a big deal about invasive species. We’ve seen plenty videos of jumping carp, documentaries about Red Lionfish, and photos of pipes choked by zebra muzzels. But what about the other aquatic invaders, the ones that sometimes sneak past the headlines…the species that may even be threatened in their…