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Mapping the Chutes

By Robert Jacobson and Casey Hickcox The presence of pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus) on the Federal Endangered Species List generally boils down to their inability to reproduce in the wild. Scientists suspect shallow-water habitat lost when the Missouri River was … Continue reading

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Sand-cam testing 1,2,3…..

With the water warming and the pallid sturgeon about to begin spawning migrations, scientists at the USGS Columbia Environmental Research Center are finishing preparations for deploying the underwater microscope (aka “sand-cam”).  As we mentioned a couple weeks ago, the “sand-cam” … Continue reading

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