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October 26, 2010

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Holy Spirit Catholic Regional School October 26, 2010 Enjoys Macroinvertebrate and Invertebrate Classes

Sport Fish Restoration

     Students learned how to identify popular sportfish in Alabama.  This cool looking fish is a striped bass. They also learned that anglers support our programs.   Mr. Jackson explained to students that mussels and snails are important in the aquatic environment.
Mesmerized, a students asked, "what's in that tank?" Samples of an exotic snail were shown to the class. Exotics may be harmful to native critters.
                 Mr. Jackson points out the lateral line located on the side of the channel catfish. Channel catfish are known for their whiskers. The technical term for fish whiskers are barbels.
           Look! A small largemouth bass. The biggest largemouth ever caught in Alabama weighed more than 16 pounds. One student said, " wow!, that's how much my baby brother weighs." More mussels and no it is not the same muscle as in the human body. It's easy for a child to confuse the two words.
  Freshwater fish are fun to catch. It was recommended that students go to our website and print out a copy of our How to Fish Booklet. Bluegill are popular in Alabama. They are also referred to as sunfish or panfish.

Mr. Maurice Jackson
Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division
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