Monthly Archives: October 2011

Mapping baby sturgeon habitat at Hartsburg

USGS scientists have been working this summer and fall with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Columbia Fisheries Resource Office to map river habitat at sites where they are sampling for young sturgeon.  The crew is targeting age-0 sturgeon. These include … Continue reading

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Scientific Meetings

With the end of summer, project scientists have turned some of their attention to analyzing data and presenting results at scientific meetings.  Scientific meetings add to the depth and rigor of our science.  One of the most important functions of … Continue reading

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Which came first, the sturgeon or the egg?

While the Comprehensive Sturgeon Research Project (CSRP) at the USGS Columbia Environmental Research Center (CERC) is focused on pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus) and the closely-related shovelnose sturgeon (S. platorynchus), the CERC also conducts behavioral, physiological and toxicological research on other … Continue reading

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