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Saturday
Oct182014

Are Montana's invasive fish in for a shock?

A new paper from the Wildlife Conservation Society, Montana State University, Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, and the U.S. Geological Survey looks at the feasibility of electrofishing to selectively remove invasive trout species from Montana streams as an alternative to using fish toxicants known as piscicides that effect all gill-breathing organisms.

LINK (via: PHYS.ORG)

Saturday
Oct182014

Oil-Laden Cargo Vessel Without Power & Drifting Toward Canadian Coastline

Canadian media and the Council of the Haida Nation are reporting that a 443 foot Russian cargo vessel lost power early yesterday morning in gale-force winds, and is now slowly drifting towards the Canadian coastline. The Симушр (pronounced "Simushir") is a cargo vessel, but is also laden with over 110,000 gallons of "bunker fuel" (a heavy fuel oil) and 13,000 gallons of diesel fuel (500 and 60 metric tonnes, respectively).

LINK (via: SkyTruth)

Friday
Oct172014

Not Even Fair

Friday
Oct172014

Fly Fishing Daddy Leave

Paternity leave with Julius. Catching brownies in the lake and in diapers :)

Friday
Oct172014

Friday Pin Up

Friday
Oct172014

Wild Sky Steelhead

This wild steelhead is resting behind a boulder exactly where Snohomish County wants to build a hydroelectric project on Washington's Skykomish River. The 24 foot in diameter water intake would be drilled into the bedrock within yards of where this fish is swimming. After this fish spawns it will out-migrate to the ocean, passing over two class VI waterfalls, the latter, Sunset Falls drops 104 feet in 300 feet. The same is true for a the tiny salmon, whitefish, bull trout and trout born above the falls. these fish will experience a much different trip if a hydroelectric project is built here.

You can learn more about the proposed hydroprojct on Washington's Wild and Scenic Skykomish River here.