It’s shad season here in Philly. This fish is even more remarkable than your average salmon. Find out why, right here.
Time to dust off the old shad pieces featured here in the past…including a folksy audio file you might enjoy!
(This is a picture of a Shad’s otolith or ear bone.) Close followers of are aware of my fascination with the Shad. Managed to feature this near-extinct fish in a science policy paper , a folksy radio documentary, and a (short) environment article in Discover Magazine (june ’09) reaching more than 7 million readers.
Wish I could say there are some updates to add, that things are looking up for the shad, but that’s not the case….yet.
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