Fish Fry Day: Surprising Importance of Freshwater Fish to Global Food Security

by Matt Miller, The Nature Conservancy – If you’re thinking about how fisheries feed people around the globe, chances are you start picturing oceans. The images of saltwater commercial fishing are everywhere around us: on …

New Map Offers Better Look at World’s Water-Logged Regions

Until recently, when ecologists wanted to study aquatic ecosystems at a large spatial scale, they had to rely on maps that weren’t exactly fine-tuned. In fact, these satellite-generated maps were assembled from plot points of 25 …

CFL at the Shedd: 10,000+ “Migrate” to Aquarium on World Fish Migration Day

When the doors to Chicago’s world-famous Shedd Aquarium opened the Saturday before Memorial Day, Center for Limnology researchers were scrambling to get last-second details in place. Thousands of “fish passports,” a half dozen posters and …

CFL in Scotland: School Visit Focuses on Fish Migration

by Stephanie Januchowski-Hartley “What kind of fish might migrate up rivers in your region?” I asked Junior School students at Erskine Stewart’s Melville (ESMS) in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. “Salmon”, said one. “Trout”, offered another. “Yes, …

Video: “Into the Rift” Will Chronicle CFL Research in Africa

Readers of this blog may already be aware that Pete McIntyre and a handful of his staff and students are undertaking a big research project in Tanzania. Now a new interactive website is in the …