Investigators at Mississippi State University say that it’s important not to underestimate different habitat types after finding prehistoric fish near the spillway in the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge. They have found unexpectedly high numbers of paddlefish, a fish typically found in larger waterways.
The effectiveness of fish ladders can be debated, but that hasn’t stopped a few professors at South Dakota State University from designing some to help fish in their state. Over last summer, they worked to test the effectiveness of their ladder design for aiding fish passage.
A giant Warsaw grouper caught in a coastal Florida fishing tournament weighed in at a whopping 347 pounds. With the monstrous total, the team catching it easily won the event, which took place in mid May.
Mosquitofish are considered pests in Australia, thanks to a failed introduction in which some thought the fish would help to control mosquitoes. But since then, the fish are relatively unwanted there, making them a great specimen for scientific study.
Got a thing for shad? Well, you would probably be in the minority these days just because it’s more difficult to find the fish than it once was. Back in the day, the early years of America, shad were much more abundant than they are now, according to a post from Atlas Obscura.