Lewis Creek fish surveys 2016

Latest version published by Vermont Center for Ecostudies on 22 December 2021 Vermont Center for Ecostudies
Surveys of fish in Lewis Creek done as part of Spencer Hardy's Middlebury College undergraduate Biology thesis. All sampling done by wading with backpack electroshocker. Difficult identifications confirmed by Rich Langdon via photos. No specimens collected. Full report:
Publication date:
22 December 2021
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Hardy S (2021): Lewis Creek fish surveys 2016. v1.6. Vermont Center for Ecostudies. Dataset/Samplingevent.


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GBIF Registration

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Who created the resource:

Spencer Hardy
Middlebury College

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Spencer Hardy
Middlebury College

Who filled in the metadata:

Spencer Hardy
Middlebury College

Who else was associated with the resource:

Spencer Hardy

Geographic Coverage

Lewis Creek, Vermont

Bounding Coordinates South West [44.155, -73.294], North East [44.326, -72.978]

Taxonomic Coverage

All fish, including Eels and Lamprey

Superclass  Agnatha
Class  Actinopterygii

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 0004-10-16 / 0012-02-16

Project Data

No Description available

Title Middlebury College Biology Thesis - Spencer Hardy

The personnel involved in the project:

Sampling Methods

Backpack electroshocking with dip nets and waders.

Study Extent Lewis Creek Watershed, sampled periodically in spring and fall 2016
Quality Control Difficult IDs checked by state fisheries biologist, Rich Langdon

Method step description:

  1. Sampling was done in an upstream direction, attempting to cover the width of the channel and a representative selection of micro habitats. Sampling effort was recorded by the timer on the electorshocker (seconds of use). Individual fish caught, identified, recorded, and then released downstream. Unfamiliar species were kept in a bucket and identified at the end of the survey, photographed if necessary then released.

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers e9ce0cbd-2e8e-4d78-804a-239abd591fcb