Explore More Episode 3: Why are trout vital to Wyoming’s ecosystem?

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Trout Vocabulary

Spawn: (noun) The eggs of aquatic animals such as fish or frogs. (verb) The act of releasing or depositing eggs by an aquatic animal such as a fish or frog.

Species: A group of closely related organisms.  Members of a species are capable of interbreeding and producing fertile off-spring.

Egg: The roundish reproductive body produced by the female of certain animals, such as birds, reptiles or fish. Eggs consist of an ovum and its envelop of albumen, jelly, membranes, and egg case.

Alevin: A newly hatched salmon or trout still carrying the yolk.

Reproduction: The production of a new organism or “offspring” made by its parents.

Live Birth: An organism develops inside a mother’s embryo, as opposed to developing in an egg outside their mother’s body.

Tributary: A river or stream that flows into a larger river or lake.

Reservoir: An enlarged natural or artificial lake used to store water.

Guppy: Poecilia reticulata, also known as rainbow fish, is one of the world’s most widely distributed tropical fish and one of the most popular freshwater aquarium fish species.

2020 Wyoming Fishing Regulations

Cutthroat Trout Life Cycle

Buffalo Bill Center of the West Education

Yellow Perch Life Cycle

Buffalo Bill Center of the West Education

Aquatic Ecosystems of Yellowstone Video

https://www.nps.gov/media/video/view.htm?id=D3AF8762-A502-B956-9286024592D3DB1E

Aquatic Insects Including Bug Keys and Lesson Plans

https://extension.usu.edu/waterquality/learnaboutsurfacewater/propertiesofwater/aquaticmacros

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