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Q&A with Bruce Koike: Fisheries’ May Cover Artist

Interview by Jeff Schaeffer Gyotaku is becoming more popular, but very few artists engage in it. How did you get started? I am self-taught in the Gyotaku technique, but initially saw some individuals making prints when I started graduate school in 1985. My initial thought was, “That’s a pretty neat art form.” Later that summer,... Read More

Interview: Q&A with John Waldman

John Waldman is a professor of biology at Queens College, Queens, NY 11367. E-mail: How did you get involved with the work you are doing now—what led you into this particular line of research? Though I grew up in the Bronx, I lived in walking distance of Long Island Sound. There I had an... Read More

American Fisheries Society member Ivy Baremore

Q&A with Ivy Baremore

Ivy Baremore has a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Florida State University and a master’s degree in fisheries and aquatic sciences from the University of Florida. She worked as a biological technician, fishery observer coordinator, and then a fishery biologist for the National Marine Fisheries Service Panama City Laboratory, where her research focused on... Read More

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The University of Southern Mississippi – Gulf Coast Research Laboratory: Interview with Jim Franks

The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) is a marine/coastal research and education enterprise located in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, and is a unit of The University of Southern Mississippi. What are some of the projects at GCRL that you are currently working on? I am co-principal investigator on several fisheries projects at GCRL. One of those is a study of Atlantic Tarpon... Read More


Q&A: The Success Story of the Oregon Chub: An Interview with Paul Scheerer

  Paul Scheerer is a project leader with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW)–Native Fish Investigations Program. He has worked with ODFW for 24 years with a focus on describing the status, distribution, seasonal movements, and life history characteristics of Oregon’s native non-game fishes. Past president Bob Hughes says, "This project was... Read More

A reef crest exhibit at the newly renovated Toledo Zoo Aquarium.
Photo credit: Toledo Zoo, Andi Norman.

Interview with Jay Hemdal, Toledo Zoo Fish Curator

Jay Hemdal has been the aquarium curator for the Toledo Zoo since 1989. Prior to that time, he worked for the John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. He is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University and has written six books and close to 200 magazine articles on fish and aquariums. INTRODUCTION On the morning of... Read More