Tippets: Fishing for Georgia’s Brook Trout, New Numbers on Rivers and Streams

July 8, 2018 By: Erin Block

  • Zach Matthews talks about the native brook trout of Georgia in this podcast episode of The Drake Cast. “They are trophies if you understand the context,” Matthews says. “This is the absolute edge of their habitat. The fact that you have a native trout in Georgia is still amazing. This fish has been here since the last ice age.”
  • A new study published in the journal Science reveals the earth has more rivers and streams than previously believed, as much as 44 percent higher than previous counts. “In total, this new estimate shows that, excluding land with glaciers, Earth is covered by just under 300,000 square miles (773,000 square kilometers) of rivers and streams.” Via Gizmodo.