Underwater acoustic recorders have been deployed below the surface of the Hudson River to detect the sounds of fish as they go about their lives. Because many fish make sounds when they hunt, defend their habitats, migrate, and spawn, ecological acoustics can be used to learn about the geographic locations and activities of certain animals. [Read more…] about Soundscapes of the Hudson River Estuary
Norrie Point Environmental Center
American shad is a migratory species that has a long history in the Hudson River. Indigenous people and colonial Americans fished for shad for sustenance, often smoking the flesh and consuming the roe (eggs) as a delicacy.
American shad continued to be an important recreational and commercial fishery throughout the 20th century, but stock depletion resulted in the closure of the fishery in 2010. [Read more…] about Camphill Hudson Donates to American Shad Recovery