The Picket Line

Sometimes we receive a call for advice that leads to a project working with some new species and rivers. The New York Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) Read More…

Electrifying brew

If you’ve been following our blog, you know some of us at FISHBIO have been brewing craft beer as a hobby for a number of years, and Read More…

Rigid by Design

Using fish counting weirs to tally migrating salmonids is familiar territory for FISHBIO: we have been operating these devices on multiple rivers for over a decade, and Read More…

Artistic pathways

Science and technology rule the day in the FABLAB, but when the team is in between projects, they tend to get a bit creative with how they Read More…

Introducing: the Smolt Spy

While counting adult salmonids has is challenges, trying to count juvenile fish is even more difficult. The fish are small, the water they live in can be Read More…

DIY video system

Video can be a valuable tool in fisheries research for enumerating fish populations, or just recording their presence and behavior. We set out to find a camera Read More…

Miniature ear bones

Fishes can hear (and produce) quite a range of sounds, as we discussed in our recent Fish Report, “The Symphony Aquatic.” One of the mechanisms by which Read More…

It’s getting hot in here

While sampling out-migrating salmonids this spring, an interesting event caught our attention. A few of our field technicians spotted a red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) scaling the Read More…

The suit makes the scientist

While waders are the most common type of gear that anglers use to stay dry, our fisheries biologists usually don dry suits while sampling fish populations in Read More…