#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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#FishInThePost – River Lamprey

Our question for the week contained two fun facts about lampreys: the death of a member of the royal family and their disappearance in otter poop. Three species of lamprey occur in freshwater ecosystems in Wales: the Brook Lamprey (Lampetra planeri), the River Lamprey (Lampetra fluviatilis), and the Sea Lamprey (Petromyzon marinus). This week’s #FishInThePost […]

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#FishInThePost – Twaite Shad

This week’s #FishInThePost was created and written by Sayali Pawar.  On Thursday we tweeted our most recent #FishInThePost question: ‘I’m a fish hearing specialist, and can respond to sounds my comrades make up to 180 kHz, what Welsh native fish species am I?’. There were a lot of great guesses, and while several people came […]

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#FishInThePost – Pike

On Thursday, we tweeted this week’s #FishInThePost question: ‘Which Welsh fish species has a class of submarines named after it?’. We had several great, and informed guesses about which species we were referring too. Follower, Brendan Wringe, mentioned the submarine class in the United Kingdom that is named Stickleback, and while it is correct that Stickleback do […]

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