My local river – the day a shark ate Fred’s banana

Hi, I’m Merryn and I recently started working with the FIRE Lab team using creative methods to engage young people with fresh waters. Since March I’ve been looking for ways to entertain two young people at home, four-year-old Bryher and one-year-old Fred, mainly befriending woodlice and trying to grow things from the food waste bin. […]

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Getting to know India’s Freshwater Eels

Welcome to the Indian edition of our migratory fish blog post series. I am Sayali and I have been working as a research assistant for FIRElab since November 2018. I am passionate about restoring river paths to protect our freshwater fish species and rebuild connections in river systems so that our fish can swim freely. […]

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The mega migratory Salmonid of Mongolia

Hello FIRE Lab followers! My name is Kherlen Shinebayar! I am a student at Swansea University, but originally from Mongolia. I am working with FIRE Lab on several projects related to mapping instream infrastructure, and this summer I will be starting my own research project about fragmentation of rivers in Mongolia and how this influences […]

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Migratory tactics of freshwater invertebrates

In the build up to world fish migration day, we recently publicized that here at the FIRE lab, we would discuss and showcase different migratory tactics of various freshwater species. Within aquatic environments like rivers, lakes and ponds, fauna migrate in a multitude of ways across different scales, from individual meters to hundreds of kilometres. […]

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