Florida International University’s Jennifer Rehage presents “Understanding the Dynamics and Sustainability of Recreational Fisheries: Patterns, Drivers, Space and Time in Bonefish (Albula vulpes) in South Florida” from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 8 in 164 Howlett Hall, 2001 Fyffe Road, on Ohio State’s Columbus campus. Learn more.
Rock bass, longear sunfish, smallmouth bass, bluntnose minnows and two darter species, among others, were shocked with a DC current, briefly stunned, netted and then safely released in the Gwynne’s stretch of Deer Creek. The darters indicated good water quality and habitat.
If you go fishing on Lake Erie, and you catch a bunch of yellow perch, you can help your fellow anglers, fishery managers and the lake’s perch population as a whole if you scan your catch. (Photo: iStock.)
The June 11 breakfast program by the Environmental Professionals Network (see our previous post) takes place at the Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park Nature Center near Columbus. The center houses, among other things, a totally cool 53-foot indoor living stream. In the video above, watch some of the stream’s residents have a nosh themselves. Turtle cameo in 3 … 2 …
“Freshwater fishes face extreme challenges associated with human activities in and near water,” says Suzanne Gray of CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources. She’ll talk about those challenges, and how fish respond, in “Fish Biodiversity in a Changing World” today (April 3) at 4 p.m. It’s based on her research wading (literally) through degraded freshwater habitats in North America and Africa. Also included will be details on two new water conservation projects for children in Uganda and in Ohio’s Muskingum County. (Photo: Bull trout, a threatened species, in British Columbia by Joel Sartore, USFWF.)
Experts from CFAES and Ohio Sea Grant are available to talk to reporters and bloggers about the recent report of invasive grass carp, a species of Asian carp, breeding in a Lake Erie tributary. See this earlier related post. (Photo: Grass carp, USDA APHIS PPQ Archive, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org.)
Check out the new Great Lakes Early Detection Network smartphone app, which lets you join the fight against invasive species. By using it, you can help scientists control invasive species earlier, when it’s easier, rather than later, when it’s harder (and costs more money) (and might even be impossible). Co-developers were specialists with CFAES’s outreach arm, OSU Extension. National Invasive Species Awareness Week is March 3-8.
Call it Ohio’s showcase of conservation. A chance to hear 25 experts on 30 topics in just one place at just one time. The Gwynne Conservation Area, which is part of our Molly Caren Agricultural Center near London in central Ohio, has a full schedule of talks and demonstrations set for this year’s Farm Science Review, which runs from Sept. 18-20.