02 November 2009
Today we welcomed our newest members into the classroom...about 100 newly-hatched Brown Trout (Salmo trutta) alevins. These guys came from a fish hatchery in Bath, NY and will grow and develop in our tank until we let them go in Owasco Inlet in April or May. It should be a great experience. Several schools in Tompkins County take part but we're going to keep our tank temperature slightly lower than the others to see if that affects their metabolism and growth.