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UNC-TV -- Life-changing television - A Visit to the Eno River

UNC-TV -- Life-changing television - A Visit to the Eno River | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

WUNC-TV/NPR interviews Dr. Rob Richardson, an aquatic weed researcher in the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences at NC State University, about the infestation of the invasive exotic weed, Hydrilla, in the popular scenic Eno River in Durham, NC.

 

The River is part of the local water supply; and the weed affects not only water quality but the ecology of the river and its plants and animals, such as fish, herons, and turtles. It also interfers with popular recreational activities, such as paddling and fishing.

 

Click on the December 4 program, "A Visit to the Eno River" to watch.

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Gulf spill harmed small fish, studies indicate | Environment | Science News

Gulf spill harmed small fish, studies indicate | Environment | Science News | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

Ecologist, Dr. Damian Shea, finds that weather oil is less toxic, as new chemical analyses show that weather reducing oil's propensity to shed polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) into water ...

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NC State News & Information » New Fish Species Offers Literal Take on ‘Hooking Up’

NC State News & Information » New Fish Species Offers Literal Take on ‘Hooking Up’ | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

Dr. Brian Langerhans discovers a new Gambusia (mosquitofish) with unusual morphology in Mexico.

 

Full paper may require subscription:

"Gambusia quadruncus (Cyprinodontiformes: Poeciliidae): A new species of mosquitofish from east-central Mexico published online ahead of print in September 2012 issue of Journal of Fish Biology

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1095-8649.2012.03397.x

 

 

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Fewer dams can mean better fishing in N.C.

Fewer dams can mean better fishing in N.C. | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Beginning next spring, American shad will jump up a natural-looking "rock arch rapids," a 200-foot slope of rock added to the downstream side of the Cape Fear Lock and Dam No. 1. The fish will swim to their ancestral spawning grounds.

 

CALS Biologist, Dr. Joseph Hightower says when lifted by locks, 35% of the migrating shad succeeded in getting past the dams.

 

CALS Biology grad student, Joshua Raabe has been tagging the shad, bass and other fish making the trip, to monitor their success.

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Day two, dean’s tour: MARC & CMAST | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NCSU

Day two, dean’s tour: MARC & CMAST | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NCSU | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

The Dean visited the Marine Aquaculture Research Center, Smyrna, and the Center for Marine Aquatic Science and Technology, Morehead City, NC, visiting with more than 30 alumni, supporters, and CALS faculty.

 

The Dean asked supporters “to help validate what we need to do as a college,” as CALS moves through its strategic planning process.

 

He learned about MARC, where researchers are exploring aquaculture with salt water species, such as blue crabs; environmentally friendly water handling in aquaculture; sturgeon aquaculture; hybrid striped bass feed research; wind energy self-sufficiency research; local seafood marketing efforts, and more.

 

Visit the CMAST web site:

http://www.cmast.ncsu.edu/

 

 

 

 

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