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#1 rc6750

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Posted 27 June 2017 - 07:09 AM

The annual meeting of the Southeastern Fishes Council will be held Thursday and Friday, November 16-17, 2017, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Additionally, an educational field trip to a local stream will be offered on Saturday, November 18.

 

The meeting will include two days of oral presentation sessions and a poster session on Thursday evening at the Tennessee Aquarium’s River Journey.  We will also offer a lightning talk session of 5-minute talks with no questions on Friday. 

 

Those interested will be able to tour the new Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute at an open house on Wednesday, November 15 from 4-6 pm.  This 14,000 sq. ft. freshwater field station is located four miles north of the Tennessee Aquarium along the Tennessee River (35.08139, -85.33704).

 

http://www.sefishesc...2017meeting.php

 

 



#2 Casper

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 05:09 PM

A long ways away but it promises to be an opportunity to gather, learn and share and the bonus is a field day just a few miles upstream of my home.

If you plan on coming to Chattanooga let me know.

I had a fine time in Jackson, MS last year and i sold more goods representing NANFA than i did in the Show Me State.

Having NANFA representation at the SFC annual meetings is ideal.


Casper Cox
Chattanooga, near the TN Divide on BlueFishRidge overlooking South Chickamauga Creek.

#3 fundulus

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 07:28 PM

The meeting will be at the Double Tree Hotel on Chestnut Street just a few blocks from the Aquarium. I'm already registered, so I'll be lurking around the meeting. My presentation will be everything I know about snubnose darters.... for real.
Bruce Stallsmith, Huntsville, Alabama, US of A

#4 Akpinion

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 04:19 PM

I will be attending this (barring my not getting a presentation together in time) and I hope I can finally meet some of you! 



#5 Casper

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 12:36 PM

You should consider staying a couple extra days. They have a field outing planned for Friday or Saturday and Chattanooga is such a nice town in many regards.  Of course you will get to visit the Aquarium and probably the TENACI center as well.

Get to work on your presentation.

:)

What is is about?


Casper Cox
Chattanooga, near the TN Divide on BlueFishRidge overlooking South Chickamauga Creek.

#6 Akpinion

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 10:14 AM

Yay that sounds awesome! I was hoping there would be a chance to see the outdoorsy and watery sights. 

 

I am (tentatively) going to talk or do a poster about Macrhybopsis.



#7 Fishwhisperer

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 08:33 PM

This is Iowa Scott.  I will be at the SFC event.  Any NANFA folk looking to share room expenses?   



#8 Akpinion

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 07:56 PM

Abstracts submitted! Lightning talk (hopefully they are not full) and poster. Now I have to register and get a hotel room.

 

Edit: Just one abstract. I didn't submit one for the lightning talk of course... 



#9 fundulus

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 08:32 AM

I'm doing a lightning talk on lipids levels of sympatric snubnose and black snubnose darters from monthly collections in the Flint River of 'bama. It's way more variable than I would have thought. And my lab group is doing a poster on the relationship between gill parasite infection and female fecundity in stripetail darters from Estill Fork in Jackson County, Alabama. It's real biology.....
Bruce Stallsmith, Huntsville, Alabama, US of A

#10 Michael Wolfe

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 08:50 AM

I will be there... and I think I am rooming with Ryan and Iowa Scott... even though I dont think they know that yet!

 

I'm going to the early session on photo vouchering, also.

 

Looking forward to seeing other NANFAns there.


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#11 Akpinion

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 07:25 PM

Anyone else here? SOS! I don't know anybody! Going to walk around and try to mingle I guess... 



#12 Casper

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 10:07 AM

Look for Michael Wolfe, likely wearing a NANFA hat and patch.

He will introduce you to many fishheads.


Casper Cox
Chattanooga, near the TN Divide on BlueFishRidge overlooking South Chickamauga Creek.

#13 Michael Wolfe

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 01:03 PM

Yes, I am here. Look for my yellow hat with NANFA logo.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. - Benjamin Franklin

#14 Casper

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 01:02 PM

SFC Field Trip
We rendezvoused about 9 am on a beautiful Saturday morning at a grist mill site just a few miles upstream of my home.
Everyone was smiles as we pulled a multitude of species from just below the dam.
 
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Team Leader Bernie and an electric green Zonale.
 
 
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Picking through the contents and keeping the camera dry.
 
 
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The Male and the Female.
 
 
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Boxhead Trout.
 
 
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A Greenside eyeballing a man from Iowa.
 
 
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Seine Teams 2 & 3
Amanda, Scott, Cindy, Colt, Michael, Jennifer, Amelia, Jeff, Bernie, Matt and Brian.  Becky and myself staying dry on the bank.
 
 
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Full Photo Tank of... "What can you see?"
 
 
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Sycamore Gal.  AKA: Amanda's Texas Mama.
 
 
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Oh My!  Many, many were here weeks before but only this one today.  Down to the Tennessee they swam.
 
 
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Nearly 30 fishy species and way less than half that a net wielding species.
 
 
 
After the team broke up Scott, Michael and i decided to drive east into another watershed, taking full advantage of the beautiful day.  Strike 3 on the rainbows but we had plenty of mysteries to ponder during the evening as an intense storm moved across dropping nearly an inch of rain and bringing with it a plunge in temperature.
 
 
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Sunday morning, though the air was cold we decide to take advantage of the surprising pleasant day. After a morning walk through of the Bass Pro Shop we studied the contents including Waders, bowfin, Gar, Buffalo and Sauger.  Our first seine stop was SCCGA's favored picnic site just a couple miles downstream of the grist mill and a couple miles upstream of my home.
 
 
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The boys ready to wade.  The water was a bit high and flowing fast from the overnight rain.  We did what we could and then headed to the outflow of the regionally advertised "Happy place to be". 
 
 
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Nanfan Wolfe getting all puckered up.
 
 
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Being told this was a Red Spotted critter made for an extended list at my neighborhood sweetspot. I've taken many fishy folks here over the years and this season did 3 impressive snorkel sessions.  It's always different and one never quite knows what will be seen.
 
Today we had...
First off, a net full of Striped Shiners.
Plenty of small but fancy colored male Redlines.
A couple spectacular Rainbows.
A scattering of Stonerollers, big Hogsuckers, purple sheened Bigeye Chubs, a fair mix of Sunfish and some hefty Greensides hiding alongside the embedded tires.
More than enough Tennessee Snubs and Bluntnose Minnows to satisfy but we missed several Shiner species and the often common Blueside Darters.  Not to mention we were minnow hoping for a bit of Star Gazing before the sun set.  But 2 days of kicking and dragging and driving were enough for me.  We never got close to the Firey Blacks.
 
 
 

Casper Cox
Chattanooga, near the TN Divide on BlueFishRidge overlooking South Chickamauga Creek.

#15 rc6750

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 08:17 AM

I couldn't make the field trip - looks like fun. 

 

Overall, it was a good event and I was able to give a quick lightning talk about the FishMap.org submission process. 

 

We currently have over 27000 records representing 721 species - here is one of the slides which shows the data we have.

 

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#16 Akpinion

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 10:26 AM

It was great to meet everyone, wish I could have made the second site too but had to get the rental back. 

 

I have a bunch of pictures that I need to organize so that I can post them 






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