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…

Introducing FISHBIO 2.0

At FISHBIO, we’re committed to documenting and communicating science as effectively as possible. We think the field of fisheries and environment science is full of stories worth Read More…

The lay of the land

Characterizing habitat types is an important component of environmental science, and many of our projects require understanding a study site’s geography (see On Point, It’s a Wrap!). Read More…

The art (and policy) of sedation

Handling fish is an integral activity when it comes to conducting fisheries studies, and is therefore a daily part of our work. Studying fish entails measuring and Read More…

Soaring high

The bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) has long been one of the most recognizable images of the American landscape. Characterized by a wingspan of over eight feet and Read More…

Over the Rainbow?

Recently, FISHBIO technicians preformed stream assessments in the Sierra Nevada Mountain range near Shaver Lake (see Come Sun or Come Snow). A component of these stream assessments Read More…

Celebrating salmon

The historic community of Knight’s Ferry once again hosted the 5th Annual Stanislaus River Salmon Festival on October 26. Despite concerns of a potential cancellation due to Read More…