June 09 Discover Magazine: My short piece on the Shad

(This is a picture of a Shad’s otolith or ear bone.) Close followers of ScienceCheerleader.com 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 now a (short) environment article in Discover Magazine reaching more than 7 million readers.  (June issue is on the newsstands now.)

GOOOO Shad!

PS: I even ran in the Shad Run a few weeks ago here in Philly with hundreds of other devoted Shad fans. I encourage you to celebrate this mighty fish while we’re still graced with its presence.

  • Ah Shad . . . you and I will always run deep on fishy subjects. Sorry, had to do that.

    I’m looking forward to reading the article. I can tell you that several of my colleagues here, both as scientists and as fishermen, are actaully surprised and pleased at what shad appear to be doing on the east coast. Gives one hope, I suppose.

    Congrats!

  • Ah Shad . . . you and I will always run deep on fishy subjects. Sorry, had to do that.

    I’m looking forward to reading the article. I can tell you that several of my colleagues here, both as scientists and as fishermen, are actaully surprised and pleased at what shad appear to be doing on the east coast. Gives one hope, I suppose.

    Congrats!

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