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Article:

By the Light of the Silvery Minnow: Can Young Minnows Be Taught About Their Natural Foods?


This article is from Issue Animals and Ecosystems of the Southwestern United States Investi-gator (Rocky Mountain Research Station) - Vol. 3 No. 1.

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Many changes have occured in the Rio Grande since the 1940's that have created a river that is deeper and faster. This has created problems for the Rio Grande silvery minnow populations. The scientist in this study was interested in the natural diet of silvery minnows in an effort to help rebuild the population.

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"Science Topics" covered in this article:
  • Earth Science
  • People and Science
  • Technology and Science

"Environmental Topics" covered in this article:
  • Fish and Aquatic Species (Educators)

Regions covered in this article:
  • Southwestern

Specific "Thinking About Science" Themes:
  • Characteristics of Scientists
  • The Scientific Process

Specific "Thinking About the Environment" Themes:
  • Ecosystems
  • Water Resources

Forest Service Stations covered in this article:
  • Rocky Mountain Research Station

NSE Standards covered in this article:
  • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry (A)
  • Nature of science (G)
  • Populations and ecosystems (C)
  • Populations, resources and environments (F)
  • Science and technology in society (F)
  • Science as a human endeavor (G)
  • Structure and function in living systems (C)