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Fish Relative Weight Calculator

Relative weight is an index used by fisheries biologists to determine if a fish is in good condition, fat, or thin. It is calculated by dividing the weight of a fish by the expected weight for a fish of the same species at the same length g…

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Alabama Water Watch Offers Alabama Rivers Educator Workshops

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Alabama is home to mighty rivers; providing nourishment, transportation, habitats and recreation for those who call Alabama home. Alabama Water Watch, which is part of the Auburn University Water Resources Center a…

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Oyster Farming App Reaching Producers Nationwide

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is excited to announce a product that will be a handy tool in oyster production operations across the country. The Oyster Farming app is the newest free mobile app from Al…

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Spotted Seatrout in Alabama

Spotted seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus) belong to the drum family Scianidae. Other locally common members of the drum family include the Atlantic croaker, southern king fish (ground mullet), black drum, and red drum. Spotted seatrout, also k…

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Flooded Wells: Shock Chlorination

Take steps to ensure that your well water is safe after a flood. One method of disinfection is shock chlorination.

Upon Return to Your Home
After a flood, it is strongly recommended that a licensed water well driller…

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Mobile Bay Oyster Gardening Program

The Mobile Bay Oyster Gardening Program is a volunteer-based project that focuses on education, restoration/enhancement, and research by bringing the reef to the people.

Volunteers with access to waterfront property in Mobile or Baldwin …

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Problems in Ornamental Garden Pools

Problems is part six of six in the Ornamental Garden Pools series.
Water Quality Problems
The two most common water quality problems are oxygen depletions and the build-up of toxic nitrogenous wastes.

Oxygen depletions occur because th…

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Aquatic Plants for Ornamental Garden Pools

Aquatic Plants is part five of six in the Ornamental Garden Pools series.

Aquatic plants not only add beauty to an ornamental pool but are also effective filters and nutrient absorbers. Plants, like sagittaria or anacharas (elodea), come…

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Fish for Ornamental Garden Pools

Fish is part four of six in the Ornamental Garden Pools series.

One common mistake made by novice ornamental pool owners is to stock too many fish. Many people do not consider the number of fish the pool can safely support and that fish …

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Water for Ornamental Garden Pools

Water is part three of six in the Ornamental Garden Pools series.
Water Source
Whether your ornamental pool is a plastic tub or a backyard wonder with waterfalls and hidden lights, good water quality must be maintained. If not, the pool d…

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Equipment and Costs of Ornamental Garden Pools

Equipment and Costs is part two of six in the Ornamental Garden Pools series.

Ornamental garden pools can be relatively expensive to build and maintain, although many beginners start with little expense by using an old wash tub or a chil…

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Location, Size, and Type of Ornamental Garden Pools

Location, Size, and Type is part one of six in the Ornamental Garden Pools series.

Ornamental pools, long common in the Orient, are becoming very popular in the United States. The soothing, visual beauty of pools is enhanced by aquatic p…

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Basics of Saltwater Shrimp Farming

Pond-raised saltwater shrimp account for 25 to 30 percent of world shrimp production. Most pond production comes from countries near the equator where a long growing season allows for more than one crop of shrimp to be grown in a year.

S…

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Handling and Preserving Seafood from Water to Table

Nearly 35 percent of all seafood caught in the United States is caught by marine sport fishermen. In fact, studies show sport fishermen often seek the same species as commercial fishermen. Most sport fishermen eat what they catch; therefore…

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