Salmon in Patagonia

Although salmon are native to the northern Pacific and Atlantic oceans, it’s not uncommon to travel to the other side of the globe and find freshly caught Read More…

One-to-one spawning

Last week we shared a video of a female Chinook salmon spawning with four males, including a large, dominant male and sneaky, small sized jacks. In contrast, Read More…

Fish farming for the future

As the world’s population continues to grow, the demand for fish to eat also escalates. Our appetite already takes a heavy toll on wild fish populations, and Read More…

Chewbacca fur…

The current series of storms is expected to bring over 20 inches of rainfall to the California Foothills. Stream flows will be on the rise, sending a Read More…

Hedging your bets…

As we noted in our previous post (Casual Spawning), Chinook jacks are not nearly as successful at spawning and passing on their genes, in comparison with larger, Read More…

Casual spawning

While many people have observed salmon swirling about in West Coast rivers during the spawning season, it's not always apparent what is actually happening beneath the surface. Read More…

On the prowl…

If you spend time outdoors in the Sierra Nevada foothills during the fall, chances are you may stumble across male tarantulas wandering in search of a mate. Read More…

Toxic runoff…

As the rainy season approaches, all the oil, grease and sediment that accumulated on streets and sidewalks throughout the summer and fall is washed down city storm Read More…

Osage orange

For years we have been finding these curious looking green globes washed up on our fish counting weirs late in the fall. With the help of a Read More…