Aquatic Diversity Makes A Comeback, Pat Rakes at Abrams Creek
Posted 15 September 2012 - 11:52 AM
Posted 17 September 2012 - 07:57 PM
Posted 17 September 2012 - 11:59 PM
Correctamundo !!! Two brail holders, two crazy water-dancers, a bucket/cooler porter, a photographer and a note-taker seems about right.
I'm here to testify in favor of kick seining for darters myself, especially if you can field a good team for doing it (and it really IS a team sport).
Posted 18 September 2012 - 07:07 AM
Edited by ashtonmj, 18 September 2012 - 07:08 AM.
Posted 18 September 2012 - 08:13 AM
Posted 18 September 2012 - 10:04 AM
When I lived in TN, I observed the EXACT same thing Matt was describing with the olive and snail darters in the Holston River. Also see the same thing Bruce described with tangerines. Years ago, these were two focal species (tangerines and olives, along with wounded darters and blotched chubs) in a study that I worked on with GA DNR. We used and occupancy modeling approach and also compared detection probabilities when using electrofishing / seining vs. snorkeling. We detected tons of tangerine darters when snorkeling, but never caught any when seining / electrofishing. If anyone is interested, paper is Albanese, Owers, Weiler, Pruitt (2011) Estimating Occupancy of Rare Fishes Using Visual Surveys, with a Comparison to Backback Electrofishing. Southeastern Naturalist 10, 3:423-442
Posted 25 October 2012 - 04:49 AM
http://www.wbir.com/...king-a-comeback Click this link for a local TV interview with Pat Rakes of Conservation Fisheries about CFI's work on Abrams Creek in the Smoky Mountains National Park in particular. It's an unusually well-done piece for a local television station.
Thanks for sharing this!
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