USGS Large Rivers Acidity Study

August 8th, 2014

Several large rivers in the U.S. are less acidic now, due to decreasing acidic inputs, such as industrial waste, acid mine drainage, and atmospheric deposition, according to new research from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The study showed that alkalinity, a measurement of a river’s capacity to neutralize acid inputs, has increased over the past [...]

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NOAA River Herring Survey

August 8th, 2014

Throughout August, NOAA Fisheries is conducting a voluntary, coastwide survey of individuals who have caught alewives and/or blueback herring either commercially, recreationally, or for personal use at some point in their lifetime. According to NOAA Fisheries project lead Dan Kircheis, the goal is to gather first-hand observations to inform our understanding of alewife and blueback [...]

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USGS Neonicotinoids Study

August 4th, 2014

Insecticides similar to nicotine, known as neonicotinoids, were found commonly in streams throughout the Midwest, according to a new USGS study. This is the first broad-scale investigation of neonicotinoid insecticides in the Midwestern United States and one of the first conducted within the United States. Effective in killing a broad range of insect pests, use [...]

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South Carolina State Record White Catfish

July 12th, 2014

In June, Charles Earp of West Columbia, SC set a new South Carolina state record for white catfish. The 12-pound 2.9 oz catfish was caught on June 23, 2014 on Lake Murray, using a bait dip and treble hook. The white catfish was certified officially as the new state record on a certified scale at [...]

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North Carolina State Record Kokanee Salmon

July 1st, 2014

While fishing in Nantahala Lake, anglers recently set two North Carolina state records for kokanee salmon in a single week. On June 6, Fred Mix, of Rainbow Springs, broke the existing record of 3 pounds, 9 ounces, held since 2009 by Ashley Swann, of Swannanoa, after reeling in a 3-pound, 15-ounce fish, using a homemade [...]

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