Tribute for Javier

Este es un homenaje para Javier Maldonado-Ocampo, una persona que dedicó su vida a seguir su pasión, los peces dulceacuícolas. Un investigador que fue más allá del glamur de la ciencia y se sumergió en los ríos buscando cada día comprender mejor a estos vertebrados acuáticos. Un profesor que transmitió a sus alumnos la necesidad […]

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#FishInThePost Tench

Earlier today we tweeted our #FishInThePost question asking ‘the mucus of which fish species has been historically used and boiled by human for medicinal purposes?’. The answer we were looking for was Tench (Tinca tinca), so well done to @DaniRabaiotto for correctly identifying our fish of the week first. Thanks also to @GarethDDaviesEA and @flyfishypete […]

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#FishInThePost: Atlantic Salmon

This week’s #FishInThePost question was, ‘In Welsh Folklore I am considered ‘the oldest and wisest of the animals’, which Welsh fish am I?’. The answer we were looking for was Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar), and it was correctly guessed by Vicky Stein (aka @AgentRedSquirrl on Twitter). Nice work, Vicky! Thank you for all your continued […]

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#FishInThePost: European Perch

This week’s #FishInThePost question was, ‘which freshwater fish have been known as the wolves of the river?’ The answer we were looking for was the European Perch (Perca fluviatilis) and it was correctly guessed by @UnderwaterMedia. We were also very taken by the lovely photo of a Perch shared by @UnderwaterMedia and look forward to […]

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FIRE lab goes international – Attending a workshop on ecosystem services in Brazil.

Happy Friday readers! This week’s blog post describes a workshop that I (James White) recently attended in Brazil. After joining the FIRE lab team in August, I have been hoping to undertake a stronger, inter-disciplinary approach to my studies. Given that my research background has entailed examining ecological processes within river environments (see here), one […]

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#FishInThePost: Common Roach

This week’s #FishInThePost question linked to the common name of the fish species that we had in mind, and to a common name for a common insect. Our question was, ‘which Welsh freshwater fish has a common name the same as an insect that people also eat?’ James Stovold was the first to guess the […]

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#FishInThePost – Lemme know Minnow

On Thursday we tweeted this week’s #FishInThePost question: ‘Me being one of Wales’ smaller freshwater fishes, is it not impressive that I produce up to 1,000 eggs in a breeding season? Which Welsh freshwater fish am I?‘ Winning guess by Pepijn for this week’s #FishInThePost!  We had several great guesses, commentary, and puns about which […]

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The quest for dam data – #DamOrNot 2/2

In last week’s blog post, I wrote about #DamOrNot, a weekly game I host on Twitter, and shared definitions and imagery of different infrastructure we commonly encounter in the game. This week I’ll work to address a few questions that came through on Twitter. A few of these questions came from Michiel Jorisson, an active […]

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