USGS Ecosystems Podcast Series - Outstanding in the Field

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The USGS Ecosystems Mission Area brings you Outstanding in the Field, an original podcast series that tells stories about our science, our adventures, and our efforts to better understand fish and wildlife and the ecosystems that support them.  


Episode 5 - Fish in Grand Canyon

Ecosystems Podcast Series Episode 5 artwork

Ecosystems Podcast Series Episode 5 artwork by Jeffrey Kemp.  Image of humpback chub courtesy of Arizona Game and Fish Department.

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Episode title: Something’s Fishy in Grand Canyon

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Summary: In this episode of Outstanding in the Field, you will learn about the one-of-a-kind native fish species that call the Grand Canyon segment of the Colorado River home and the USGS science that is characterizing the past and present conditions of the Colorado River to understand the impacts to fish populations.

Interviewee: David Ward, USGS, Southwest Biological Science Center, Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center

Writer(s): Todd Wojtowicz, USGS Southwest Biological Science Center & Suzanna Soileau, Outreach Coordinator (Ecosystems Mission Area)

Narrator: Marisa Lubeck, USGS Public Affairs Specialist

Producer: Suzanna Soileau, Outreach Coordinator (Ecosystems Mission Area)

Music: The Green Hillside by Martin Fitzpatrick (used with permission).

Original artwork: Jeffrey Kemp and image courtesy of Arizona Game and Fish Department.


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