Video: Maryland Biologists Fly-Fishing for Science

Written by: Phil Monahan

Here’s a cool video from the Maryland Division of Natural Resources Fisheries Service. It seems that they wanted to tag some brook trout on the Savage River, but the traditional methods of collecting fish weren’t working. The solution? Fly-fishing for science! It’s cool to see how they anesthetize, tag, and revive the trout, while using technical terms, such as “a bit loopy.”

Brookie Tag

Biologists insert the internal tag.

photo courtesy MD DNR Fisheries Service

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