Underwater eavesdropping by kayak

Hydrophones were invented during World War II to spy on underwater enemies, but scientists soon discovered that they could be used to spy on fish as well, Read More…

Flashback Friday: Hot and Salty

Today's Flashback Friday is the unlikely face of an extreme fish survivor, the Salt Creek pupfish. Even in the hot waters of desert streams that can get Read More…

Endangered Species in the Spotlight

At FISHBIO, we’re big fans of building (slightly) larger-than-life fish puppets to parade at the Butte Environmental Council’s annual Endangered Species Faire. Our truly giant Mekong Giant Read More…

Poor Returns: The 2017 Salmon Season

Every year, the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) publishes a report on the previous year’s salmon fisheries along the West Coast. The report details harvest totals and Read More…

Poppy Explosion

California poppies are on fire. The state flower, Eschsholtzia californica, brightens California hillsides each spring in an explosion of gold, and the areas around our Oakdale office Read More…

Atlantic Salmon: Both Endangered and Edible

We recently scoured the scientific literature to determine which fish species have received the most attention from researchers. Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, rounds out our series in Read More…

Film Friday: Fish Lab Evolution

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pxk9pnLMuHc Our Fish Lab was a work in progress for several years as we transformed it from a storage space to a fully functional wet lab. As Read More…

Fish in the Grass

The pipefish is a skinny marine fish named after the thin pipes men used to smoke in the mid-1700s. But what makes these members of the family Read More…