Monday, March 30, 2015

Honors Field Biology Class learns about fish surveys

The BSC4930 Honors Field Biology class visited the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Tequesta Field Lab. Biologists gave the class an overview of the importance of conducting randomized sampling on fish populations; and prepared the class to participate in a sample survey.

FWC’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute conducts this research in order to estimate fish abundance and population trends in seven regions around Florida. You can read all about it here.

Jim Whittington led the trip with help from JJ Brodbeck, Anderson Berry and Beau Yeiser. Joy Young helped out at the lab.

Here are several images of our time in the water. Please note, all of the fish were released back into the water  
after measurements and counts were taken. Thanks to FWC (and Dr. Tom Reinert) for the great learning experience.

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