Second of a 3-part podcast series on the invasive flathead catfish covers how they have impacted other rivers
In the second of what will be a three-part series on invasive flathead catfish, PA Fish and Boat Commission biologist Geoffrey Smith, research student Sydney Stark and Assistant Professor of Biology at Penn State-Hazleton Megan Schall chatted with John Zaktansky o on the most recent episode of the Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper Podcast.
You can check out the first of the three-part podcast series with story component looking at an overview of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) and the history of the flathead in the Susquehanna by clicking here.
In the second episode, available in the audio player below, Smith, Stark and Schall talk about some other invasive species people may know fairly well and also look at waterways that have been invaded by the flathead catfish longer than the Susquehanna. They talk about the impacts the flathead has had on those waterways and some of the potential red flags in the Susquehanna where there may be similar negative effects on the aquatic ecosystem.
Check back soon for the third and final installment, which will look specifically at current research and studies being done on the flathead in the Susquehanna and what is being learned about their impact.
John Zaktansky is an award-winning journalist and avid promoter of the outdoors who loves camping, kayaking, fishing and hunting with the family.