Latest Alewife Stories
Of the estimated 2,000 dams in the State of Maine, over 90 percent are located in tributary streams where critical spawning habitat for migratory fish is found.
Researchers with the Atlantic Salmon Federation are part of an exciting new tracking program of alewives on the International St. Croix River. St.
The Atlantic Salmon Federation is receiving from NOAA more than half a million dollars to support Atlantic salmon restoration in Maine. Brunswick, ME (PRWEB)
Be careful what you eat, says University of Notre Dame stream ecologist Gary Lamberti.
Environmental change is the selective force that preserves adaptive traits in organisms and is a primary driver of evolution.
In addition to providing fundamental insights into the early evolution of the estrogen receptor, research by a team at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine may lead to a contraceptive for female lampreys
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning about the sale or consumption of certain imported ungutted, salt-cured alewives fish from Canada. The FDA said the fish -- also called gaspereaux fish -- were imported from Michel & Charles LeBlanc Fisheries Ltd.
By KEVIN MILLER; OF THE NEWS STAFF In fall 2000, state officials and some of Maine's business leaders were up in arms about a federal decision to list Atlantic salmon in eight Maine rivers as endangered species.
OFF ATWATER BEACH, Wis. _ This place should be an underwater desert. But as the trio of researchers wearing scuba tanks and lead weights drops through the water, the landscape of rounded stones 30 feet below is disturbingly full of strange, new life.
By James Janega, Chicago Tribune Jul. 30--OFF ATWATER BEACH, Wis. -- OFF ATWATER BEACH, Wis. -- This place should be an underwater desert.
The Alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus) is a species of small shad, of which there are anadromous and landlocked forms. The landlocked form is also called a Sawbelly or a Mooneye. The use of the name "mooneye", however, should be discouraged as that name is more properly applied to the mooneye, Hiodon tergisus. The front of the body is deep and larger than many other species, prompting the comparison with a corpulent alewife, a female tavernkeeper. Alewives are an ocean species but can survive...
The Atlantic menhaden (Brevoortia tyrannus) is a silvery, highly compressed fish in the herring family, Clupeidae. A filter feeder, it lives on plankton caught in midwater. An adult fish can filter up to four gallons of water a minute and they play an important role in clarifying ocean water. They are also a natural check to the deadly red tide. Menhaden occur in large numbers in the North Atlantic, ranging from Nova Scotia, Canada to central Florida, USA. They swim in large schools, some...
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