Latest Paddlefish Stories
A new study found that a certain species of ancient shark behaved like salmon in reverse – swimming from freshwater into the ocean for spawning.
Large-river specialist fishes — from giant species like paddlefish and blue catfish, to tiny crystal darters and silver chub — are in danger, but researchers say there is greater hope to save them if major tributaries identified in a University of Wisconsin-Madison study become a focus of conservation efforts.
In 1997, scientists at the Center for Neurodynamics at the University of Missouri - St. Louis demonstrated that special sensors covering the elongated snout of paddlefish are electroreceptors that help the fish detect prey by responding to the weak voltage gradients that swimming zooplankton create in the surrounding water.
A new study finds that sharks, paddlefishes and certain other aquatic vertebrates have a sixth sense: the ability to detect weak electrical fields in the water, and to use this information to detect prey, communicate and orient themselves.
By Jeff Leonard While working in the Sugar Lake area last week, Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Agent Steve Nichols ran into a Missouri angler with not one but four great fish stories and some arms that ached from handling a fishing rod.
Long after Missouri's spring paddlefish-snagging season ended, Josh Lallaman is still chasing the giant creatures.
By Brent Frazee, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jul. 20--O SAGE BEACH, Mo. -- Long after Missouri's spring paddlefish-snagging season ended, Josh Lallaman is still chasing the giant creatures.
It's been a wonderful ride. Fun-filled, great people galore, excellent experiences. But it's time to bring this fun run to an end. There are too many things that I want to do without being tied to deadlines and office hours, camera straps and pens and notebooks.
By Jeff Packham The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation will soon be throwing a line into the caviar market pool to see if there are any bites.
In a busy San Francisco delicatessen that caters to Eastern European immigrants and city dwellers craving ethnic food, customers snapped up caviar for as much as $240 a pound.
- In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.