Monthly Archives: March 2011

Introducing the Sand Cam

While most of the crew are out finding fish, some are working to ready the environmental survey boats for spawning and migration habitat assessments. The R/V Theodore H. Schmudde is being mounted with an underwater microscope at the USGS Columbia … Continue reading

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Catch Me If You Can

Biologists from the USGS Columbia Environmental Research Center set out to recapture two pallid sturgeon implanted with transmitters near Ponca, Nebraska on Mar. 22. The two sturgeon, females PLS07-001 and PLS10-015, were relocated by biologists from Nebraska Game and Parks … Continue reading

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River Sweep March 14-18, 2011

  Our partners from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) continued their river sweep for tagged fish in the upper study section last week. A river sweep is an attempt to search as much of the Missouri River as … Continue reading

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What’s In a Name?

On March 16, 2011, PLS11-002, a non-reproductive female pallid sturgeon, was captured on a trotline and implanted with a transmitter. Every fish that is implanted with a transmitter is given a unique name. The name tells us the species, the … Continue reading

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Snow and sunshine

On Monday, it was snowing when we woke up and it was snowing when we went home at the end of our workday.  Some time before we went to bed it stopped, but I’m not sure when.  When it was all said and … Continue reading

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First catch of the year

Not a gravid pallid sturgeon, but a fine river specimen none-the –less, crews caught a flathead catfish while drifting trammel nets in an effort to recapture PLS10-004. Although PLS10-004 evaded the net today, she can’t avoid it forever. Well, hopefully … Continue reading

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Bring it on, Mother Nature

March 9 -Despite nearly an inch of rain (some of which was freezing), crews hit the water in search of fish. It was a busy day for field crews out of Columbia with 2 boats tandem tracking and 2 boats … Continue reading

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Scientists travel to Missouri River Natural Resources Conference

March 8 -USGS scientists are participating in the annual Missouri River Natural Resources Conference (MRNRC) during the week of Mar. 8. A venue where scientists, managers, and stakeholders mingle and share information, MRNRC welcomes folks from Virginia to Montana, from … Continue reading

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River Sweep February 22 – March 4, 2011

March 7 – Crews searched the Missouri River from Kansas City to St. Louis locating 12 tagged fish. One female (PLS08-058) originally tagged in 2008, was found 20 miles downstream of her fall 2010 location. We are very curious about … Continue reading

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