Tag Archive: fish

Nov 06

Why Didn’t the Fish Cross the Road?

It’s no joke—in many places, fish can’t get to the other side of a road. Listen up for the why and so what: Turns out, fish can’t just go with the flow after all. According to research out of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, more than 1,000 dams and 100,000 road crossings inhibit fish movement in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/development/fish-barriers-great-lakes/

Nov 05

Helping Fish Survive an Urban Gauntlet

How are man-made islands helping young fish traveling through the Milwaukee Estuary? Listen up: Sometimes fish need a break, too. This is a story of how human development has actually helped fish find places to rest and eat as they move through the aquatic urban jungle. One sixth its former size, the Milwaukee Estuary is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/development/helping-fish-survive-an-urban-gauntlet/

Jul 06

Mapping Endangered Fish in Illinois

Counting endangered fish is the first step towards protecting and improving their habitats. Dive in: One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish…research biologist Phillip Willink, PhD, of the Shedd Aquarium is counting endangered and threatened fish. From there to here, from here to there, he’s also mapping their distribution throughout Chicagoland waters. He’s doing …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/sustainable-fisheries/endangered-fish-count/

May 07

Bacterial Disease Threatens Fish Throughout the Great Lakes

—Eric Freedman, Great Lakes Echo* A bacterial disease in both captively raised and wild fish is imperiling popular salmon species in the Great Lakes Basin, a new study shows. The findings are based on testing lake, brook, brown and rainbow trout and Coho, Atlantic, chinook and steelhead salmon from the Lake Huron, Lake Michigan and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/creature-features/bacteria-threatens-fish/

Apr 23

Below the Surface: Great Lakes Invaders

—Kevin Duffy, Great Lakes Echo* Some are slimy. Others jump at the sight of humans. But most remain mysterious – cloaked below the water’s surface – and ready to wreak havoc on an unsuspecting ecosystem. They are the Great Lakes aquatic invaders. “We have a role in preventing their spread,” said Bill Rapai, author of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/creature-features/great-lakes-invaders/

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