We Have More Scarlet Shiners From Limestone Creek
I went out Friday afternoon with Brittany and Taito to our lower Limestone Creek site to collect scarlet shiners. It was a warm, beautiful day, and the creek was lower than March but still flowing at a good clip. We were able to collect about 30 scarlets with minimal work. A dozen of them were frozen in the minus 80 freezer immediately after euthanasia for future NMDAR dot blot testing.
This Saturday I'll be meeting up with visiting native fish enthusiasts from Florida and Rhode Island, a form of ecotourism of which the state of Alabama is probably unaware. We'll probably go to Estill Fork as a site of high diversity and legal, easy access. And Casper from Chattanooga should be there too, so everyone will get a full demonstration of snorkeling in the clear waters of Estill Fork. It should be fun (really!).