River Rat Revival: Return of the Nutria?

What’s smaller than a beaver, but larger than a muskrat, and looks like a mix between the two? The answer is the nutria (Myocastor coypus), a water-loving Read More…

The Great Escape: Risks of Farmed Fish

The Cooke Aquaculture’s Atlantic salmon fish farm made a messy splash in August this year when thousands of farmed salmon broke free off Cypress Island in Puget Read More…

Managing a Mussel Menace

We recently renewed our annual Mussel Fee stickers with our boat registration at FISHBIO, which are required for all freshwater DMV-registered watercraft. However, many boaters still wonder Read More…

Flashback Friday: Bad Kitty

With Feral Cat Awareness Day around the corner, today's Flashback Friday highlights the impacts of feral cats on biodiversity around the world. Cats are among the most Read More…

How Do We Deflect Delta Invasions?

Quick! You’ve spotted a potentially invasive species in California’s Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta—who do you tell? The answer is surprisingly unclear, given the serious threat that non-native Read More…

What Makes a Fish a Successful Invasive?

The state of California has seen the largest number of non-native fish introductions in the entire country (161 fresh- and saltwater species; Nico and Fuller 1999), and Read More…

Lionfish: Aquarium Fish Turned Marine Menace

With the ocean facing many challenges, from pollution to declining fisheries to climate change, some issues inevitably go overlooked until their ripple effects become too large to Read More…

Tackling Invasive Iceplant

River clean-ups and restoration are a regular activity for our staff in Oakdale and Chico, so our Santa Cruz office was excited for the chance to take Read More…

East Meets Midwest: The Asian Carp Invasion

Carp really captured readers’ attention in our most-read story of 2016, so we wanted to further investigate carp invasions across the United States. While common carp have Read More…