Tippets: Antifreeze of the Antarctic, River Bass, Water of the West

October 2, 2014 By: Erin Block

  • Fish species of the Antarctic manufacture proteins that simulate “antifreeze” and help them survive the extreme temperatures. New research shows that the antifreeze protein-bound ice crystals inside these fishes do not melt as the temperatures rise. Via Science Daily.
  • Casting to bass in a river system can involve different strategies than traditional bass fishing techniques. Winston Cundiff of Texas-based All Water Guides explains more in a recent article outlining “The Habits of Highly Successful River-Bass Anglers,” via the Orvis blog.
  • The water level of Lake Mead, which provides water from the Colorado River for seven states and parts of Mexico, has hit its lowest level since the Hoover Dam was completed in the 1930s. New research from NASA and University of California present an analysis of groundwater depletion and the danger looming for the west. Via The Huffington Post.