Sunday, July 01, 2012

The Warm, Low, Flint River

Here are two pictures from the past week. The Flint River has been running about 78-80 deg. F, even in flowing, deeper, shaded spots where we've made the measurements. That has to REALLY push the thermal tolerance of species like the silver shiner. Below is a picture of one of the two adults we captured this past week, a relatively small one, ~70 mm SL.
The Flint looks nice and bucolic in the following picture, but it's extremely low water. Today we're in to our fifth or sixth day in a row of temperatures >100 deg. F. I hope to soon have a photo or two of the apparent juvenile silvers we captured this past week at this site.


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