In the classroom, we had about a 50% overall mortality rate and some trouble keeping the water clean, despite frequent water changes, additions of healthy bacteria, frequent replacement of recharged ammonia chips and ammo lock, and weekly water quality testing.
Today was a fun day in the river for both the trout and human fry!
Pre-stock out... not much to read for the fish, even though they are in a school.
Hauling the cooler full of brook trout to the bus on a hand truck
|Zach and Will keeping the water oxygenated en route|
|Collecting the fry in cups|
One at a time
Letting the fish acclimate to their new homes
Celebrating the release of the trout!
|Fifth Graders acclimating to the river habitat|
Exploring the riffled stream bed from the shore
A rapidly cold seat
Swimming with the fish!
It seemed like the Fifth Graders might be ready for a day on canoes after this trip in knee deep water. Next up: Tully Lake and an epic paddle!