Saturday, October 11, 2008

Kanawha River Fish

There was an exhibit in town last week that I wish I'd known about. Fortunately a friend got pictures of it.

"Life Below the Waterline" was an exhibit designed to showcase fish diversity in the region's rivers and streams. It was sponsored by the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission, a water pollution control agency focusing on the Ohio River and its tributaries.

Using the "electro-fishing" technique (putting electric current in the water to temporarily stun fish), biologists captured fish from the Kanawha River and displayed them in a 2,000 gallon aquarium. After the display, the fish were returned to the river unharmed.

I just had no idea how many different types of fish there were in our river!

Here are pics:

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