Film Friday: An Unwelcome Green

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-24h2mWB1M In recent years, St. Patrick's Day wasn't they only time for seeing green in California's Central Valley – huge mats of invasive water hyacinth clogged many Read More…

Oh No, High Flow!

Being able to work outside is a perk to being a fisheries technician at FISHBIO; however, things are not always clear skies and calm rivers. Field techs Read More…

Unfestive Greenery

It may be the time of year for decking the halls, but decked riverbanks are far from a welcome sight. Unfortunately, California’s warm summer weather and prolonged Read More…

Invasion of the Aquatic Plants

While it may sound like a B-rated Halloween movie, parts of California really are under a floral invasion. Non-native species introductions are a familiar topic in the Read More…

FISHBIO takes flight

Over the years, FISHBIO has taken part in some exciting research that requires a bit of improvising along the way. Concerns about water hyacinth plaguing the waterways Read More…

Hyacinth woes: from a gift to a curse

In 1884, the visiting Japanese delegation to the World’s Fair in New Orleans handed out a seemingly innocuous gift to fair attendees. This gift, a beautiful flowering Read More…

Houston, we have a problem…

As we do every spring on many of the rivers in California, we are currently using rotary screw traps to enumerate outmigrating juvenile salmon – but this year, Read More…

Green tunnels of invasive weeds

The rich green foliage and delicate flowers of water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) may appear ornate and decorative in backyard ponds, but the vigorous growth of this South Read More…

Today’s weed is tomorrow’s toilet

At first glance you would not suspect that the water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes), with its beautiful lavender and yellow flowers, is considered one of the most aggressive Read More…