March 2013 - Rivers of Carbon

  • Southern Pygmy Perch breeding in Pudman Creek!

    Luke Pearce from Fisheries NSW got in touch with Lori to report that recent sampling in Pudman Creek has found that the stocked population of the threatened Southern Pygmy Perch are doing well and breeding. The survey captured several juvenile fish which is a clear indication that the fish have successfully bred in Pudman Creek […]

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  • Rivers are carbon processors, not inert pipelines

    Microorganisms in rivers and streams play a crucial role in the global carbon cycle that has not previously been considered. Freshwater ecologist Dr Tom Battin, of the University of Vienna, says our understanding of how rivers and streams deal with organic carbon has changed radically. Microorganisms such as bacteria and single celled algae in rivers […]

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