Found: A(nother) message in a bottle

Trash in our waterways is a serious issue, but every now and again we encounter a piece of “debris” in the river that makes us smile. While Read More…

Tubeworm forest

Intertidal areas, or places where the ocean meets the land, are among the most productive ecosystems on the planet. As any beachcomber can relate, the diverse array 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…

Biology and brew

As anyone who has ever attended a fisheries or wildlife conference can attest, fish and wildlife biologists love their beer. Often, it’s during the social events at Read More…

Chinook celebration

Every fall,  Chinook salmon make their annual return to the Stanislaus River, providing quite a sight for the small community of Knight’s Ferry, California. It is here Read More…

What makes a fisher?

On World Fisheries Day today, which is intended to recognize the importance of fisheries and fishing communities worldwide, we wanted to reflect on the question: who exactly Read More…

Color match

For most fish species, their coloration provides some clues about the kind of environment they inhabit. Species that roam the water column (such as salmon) typically exhibit Read More…

Spotlight on the Bay Delta

Scientific issues in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and San Francisco Bay (“Bay Delta”) are so complex and wide-ranging that conferences related to the region become a Read More…