A Day in the Life of the Hudson and Harbor

Last week, nearly 6,000 students lined the waterfronts at more than 90 sites for “A Day in the Life of the Hudson and Harbor,” an opportunity for students from New York City to Troy to study the river’s more than 200 species of fish and invertebrates, tides, currents and water quality. 

Many catches of the day were comprised of young fish, “evidence of the Hudson’s importance as a nursery habitat,” according to the DEC, but there was one unusual fish caught by students – the Northern Pipefish. Like it’s cousin the seahorse, male northern pipefish are the ones to actually “get pregnant” – incubating eggs deposited by the females until they hatch. 

Source: New York State DEC – “A Day in the Life of the Hudson and Harbor”


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