Fresh jellies

A rare opportunity for unusual wildlife viewing occurred in northern California’s Lake Oroville this summer, when many residents and visitors spotted a large bloom of freshwater jellyfish Read More…

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 table is set

For some California ground squirrels living near the ocean, there appears to be no shortage of succulent treats, as large mats of invasive iceplant (Carpobrotus edulis) cover Read More…

Don’t dump that fish

All the world's a fishbowl for an aquarium fish set free. As anyone whose pet fish has defied the odds can attest, aquarium fish are bred to Read More…

Who’s who…

Bluegill and redear sunfish are common fish belonging to the centrachid family, a group of similar fish that includes crappie, largemouth bass, and smallmouth bass, among others. Read More…