The Fisheries Blog
Three fisheries scientists explain the ins and outs of fisheries related topics and what you need to know to stay informed.
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by Abigail LynchDesigning a climate change decision-support tool for Great Lakes Lake WhitefishImagine you are playing a game of Monopoly and are investing wisely for the future. You have numerous hotels on “Boardwalk” and are raking in the dough any time another player lands on your valuable property. Then, the rules of the game unexpectedly change. “Baltic Place” is the hot commodity and all of your painstaking investments in “Boardwalk” are for naught. […]
by Brandon PeoplesMeet the blobfish, one of my favorite underwater underdogs. The blobfish lives in incredibly deep water (up to 4,000 feet!) off the coast of Australia, where it whiles away the days hovering over the bottom and eating whatever drifts in front of it.Blobfish aren't exactly the most charming fish in the sea. SourceThe blobfish has a face only a mother could love. In fact, it’s downright ugly. Its thick, fleshy lips are curved into a constant frown and its body […]
By Steve MidwayAs many of us in the U.S. prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday later this week, a litany of traditional foods comes to mind: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie. Indeed—in some form or another—many of these foods were present at the first Thanksgiving. However, conspicuously absent from both the traditional shopping list and holiday table are fish and shellfish, which were most certainly featured prominently at the first […]
By Dana SackettMany TV shows and nature guides have been dedicated to educating the public on the most poisonous and venomous spiders, snakes and even frogs, but what about fish? Unlike spiders or snakes, we rarely hear about which fish are the most poisonous (or venomous). This week we are dedicating our blog post to these hazardous fish.(Cooney)First though let’s clarify some terminology. Poisonous and venomous are terms often used interchangeably but they have different meanings. A […]
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