Tippets: Plastic-Eating Fungi, Snake Fish Numbers Increase, Hook Removal 101, Planting Cutthroat Fry to Test Mine Effects
- Could newly discovered plastic-eating fungi from the Amazon forest be part of a solution to the epidemic of plastic trash in the world’s oceans?
- Testing done in the South Fork of the Snake River revealed a surge in fish numbers. Although the number of fish per mile, 5,177, does not beat the record high discovered in 1986, 5,692 fish per mile, it shows a marked increase.
- Thanks to Gink and Gasoline for taking one for the team. File this under: “Things I hope I never have to do but important to know.” Hook removal 101 with Louis and Kent.
- EPA scientists are testing the effects of the asbestos-laden vermiculite mine near Libby, Montana on fish by planting westslope cutthroat trout fry in nearby Rainy Creek.