A Beginner’s Guide to PIT Tags

The life cycle of a fish is often largely invisible, muddied by murky waters. This fundamental challenge to aquatic research has led to the development of many Read More…

Flashback Friday: Taking it Portable

Today's Flashback Friday is a look at one of our more impressive DIY moments. Our work often calls for quick thinking and adaptability. Last year, we ran Read More…

Rolling out the Un-Welcome Mat

Over the years we have spent a lot of effort helping fish to spawn on both sides of the Pacific Ocean, yet occasionally a project comes along Read More…

Film Friday: How to Assemble a Sonar Mount

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jU8VSUQgmI Today's Film Friday walks through the steps needed to assemble our custom-designed mount for an ARIS or DIDSON sonar camera.

Photo Friday: Darkness and Light

Today's Photo Friday is a recent scene of welding in our FABLAB. Moving through some of the shortest days can be a time for reflecting on both Read More…

Fresh new coat for an ugly old boat

When Old Red rolled into the shop she looked a little rough around the edges, but this 17-foot North River outboard still had a lot of life Read More…

Film Friday: An Elevator for the Riverwatcher

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wb9xdBPkN1Q Today's Film Friday features an elevator structure we constructed to help lower and raise a Riverwatcher automated fish counter into and out of a fish ladder 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…

Film Friday: Fyke Trap Install

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fB4ZItxGr0c With a new fyke trapping project getting underway on the San Joaquin River, we wanted to share this film showing how these giant fish traps get Read More…