A small fish that packs a punch

The Western mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis) is a fish in the order Cyprinodontiformes that is non-native to California.  This little fish is native to the central United States, Read More…

Unusual, but only a little

A poll during a recent FISHBIO fish identification workshop confirmed a fact we had suspected: of the more than 60 species we expect to encounter during our Read More…

The status of steelhead

Every juvenile rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) living in California’s Central Valley has in its genetic makeup the ability to out-migrate to the Pacific Ocean and become a Read More…

Fishing surveys complete

Fresh roasted fish and sticky rice accompanied conversations about fish populations and community fisheries management at a lunch celebrating the close of the Mekong Fish Network's first 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…

Taking it portable

Our work often calls for quick thinking and adaptability. Last year, we ran into a situation where we had to come up with an electrofishing boat in Read More…