Feral cats and a diversity of diets

Feral cats are notorious for their ferocious appetites, which helped earn them a spot among the world’s top 100 most invasive species because of the impacts of Read More…

Invasive loach on the loose in Central Valley

While invasive species are now commonplace in California, each new introduction of a non-native species can pose unknown threats to an already fragile ecosystem. Wildlife officials are Read More…

Arrested development

Pacific lampreys (Lampetra tridentata) are a species with a prolonged infancy. They begin their life cycle in freshwater as blind, worm-like larvae called ammocoetes, and remain in 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…

Dime store turtle

If a name was ever indicative of a pet’s affordability, the dime-store turtle - more commonly know as the red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) - would surely Read More…