Diadromy: Variations and Definitions

Anadromous life history cycle

Few things are more frustrating than trying to learn something new, only to run into ridiculously complicated words.  Not all scientific words can be found easily online or in a dictionary. They may be too new, describe extremely specific situations, have poorly-defined meanings,  or there are disagreements on the proper usage of the word. Diadromy is a term that falls into several of this categories, but I’ll try to explain it in a way that makes sense to me. Continue reading “Diadromy: Variations and Definitions”

Move over fluffy, Atlantic salmon are a tasty treat for a new type of cat

Atlantic salmon

As if Atlantic salmon weren’t having enough trouble already, now alien monsters are ambushing them as they migrate! A group of scientists in France published a paper last week demonstrating that the European catfish (Siluris glanis), also known as the Wels catfish, have developed a new strategy to take advantage of their prey (Boulêtreau et al. 2018). Continue reading “Move over fluffy, Atlantic salmon are a tasty treat for a new type of cat”