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Species Spotlight: Pumpkinseed Sunfish

Species Spotlight: Pumpkinseed Sunfish

The Pumpkinseed Sunfish (Lepomis gibbosus) is a member of the sunfish family Centrarchidae, and is a frequently encountered species in many of our survey sites around the Chicago area.

Zach Alley, July 26th, 2019

Species Spotlight: Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

Species Spotlight: Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

When I think osprey, I think of our trips to the wilder parts of the South Carolina coast or a trip we took to Florida a few years ago.

Jim Lane, July 5th, 2019

BioBlitz on the Mill Creek hosted by Mill Creek Alliance

BioBlitz on the Mill Creek hosted by Mill Creek Alliance

MBI had the pleasure of joining fellow biologists, plant and animal experts, and other organizations at a BioBlitz held this past weekend at Salway Park in Cincinnati, Ohio along the Mill Creek.

Vickie L. Gordon, June 7th, 2019

Articles

A Collaborative Effort to Assess the Health of Our Nation’s Rivers and Streams

A Collaborative Effort to Assess the Health of Our Nation’s Rivers and Streams

Aquatic ecosystems, particularly rivers and streams, are amongst the most dynamic and diverse habitats found on the planet.

John Dattilo, May 28th, 2019

The Role of Citizen Monitoring in Protecting Stream Biodiversity

The Role of Citizen Monitoring in Protecting Stream Biodiversity

The Clean Water Act, passed in 1972, is charged with protecting the chemical and physical health and biodiversity of the Nation’s waters, including streams and rivers.

Edward T. Rankin, September 26th, 2018

Where are Ohio's Vernal Pool Amphibians in Winter?

Where are Ohio's Vernal Pool Amphibians in Winter?

It is winter, very cold, snow covers the ground, and ice is on lakes, streams, ponds, and wetlands, including vernal pools.

Mick N. Micacchion, January 22nd, 2018

A Retrospective on the Clean Water Act in Ohio: Is Today As Good As It Gets?

A Retrospective on the Clean Water Act in Ohio: Is Today As Good As It Gets?

The quality of Ohio’s rivers and streams has improved tremendously from the grossly polluted conditions that were commonplace in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s.

Chris Yoder, November 29th, 2017