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Fish Identification   Teaching Great Lakes Science

Fish Identification Teaching Great Lakes Science

Fish Identification   Teaching Great Lakes Science

Fish Identification Teaching Great Lakes Science

Fish Species

Fish Species

Fish Species

Fish Species

  Fish ID Chart http://www.nature discovery.com/western game fish

Fish ID Chart http://www.nature discovery.com/western game fish

  Fish ID Chart http://www.nature discovery.com/western game fish

Fish ID Chart http://www.nature discovery.com/western game fish

Freshwater Fish Identification Chart

Freshwater Fish Identification Chart

Freshwater Fish Identification Chart

Freshwater Fish Identification Chart

Fish identification chart.

Fish identification chart.

Fish identification chart.

Fish identification chart.

Saltwater Fish Species Identification fish species identification

Saltwater Fish Species Identification fish species identification

Saltwater Fish Species Identification fish species identification

Saltwater Fish Species Identification fish species identification

Fish ID Card Florida, USA @ Blue Water Sports

Fish ID Card Florida, USA @ Blue Water Sports

Fish ID Card Florida, USA @ Blue Water Sports

Fish ID Card Florida, USA @ Blue Water Sports

GENERAL FISH IDENTIFICATION

GENERAL FISH IDENTIFICATION

GENERAL FISH IDENTIFICATION

GENERAL FISH IDENTIFICATION

NZ Fish Identification   Welcome to Algies Bay

NZ Fish Identification Welcome to Algies Bay

NZ Fish Identification   Welcome to Algies Bay

NZ Fish Identification Welcome to Algies Bay

tropical fish identification image search results

tropical fish identification image search results

tropical fish identification image search results

tropical fish identification image search results

Warmwater Game Fish Identification Poster   Freshwater Fish Charts

Freshwater and Saltwater Fish Identification
Warmwater Game Fish Identification Poster Freshwater Fish Charts
Freshwater and saltwater fish identification center. Research fish habitats, Feeding Habits, Tips for Fishing, pictures, and descriptions.

Warmwater Game Fish Identification Poster   Freshwater Fish Charts

Freshwater and Saltwater Fish Identification
Warmwater Game Fish Identification Poster Freshwater Fish Charts
Freshwater and saltwater fish identification center. Research fish habitats, Feeding Habits, Tips for Fishing, pictures, and descriptions.

New Zealand Commercial Fish Species   United Fisheries

Fish Identification Guide Virginia Marine Resources
New Zealand Commercial Fish Species United Fisheries
Most species of fish are distinctive in appear ance and relatively easy to identify. However, closely related species, such as members of the

New Zealand Commercial Fish Species   United Fisheries

Fish Identification Guide Virginia Marine Resources
New Zealand Commercial Fish Species United Fisheries
Most species of fish are distinctive in appear ance and relatively easy to identify. However, closely related species, such as members of the

New Jersey Fish Identification Chart 1

Species identification Department of Agriculture and
New Jersey Fish Identification Chart 1
Identification information on freshwater fish, features and glossary of fish terms, reef fish guide, shark guide, and deep water fish guide.

New Jersey Fish Identification Chart 1

Species identification Department of Agriculture and
New Jersey Fish Identification Chart 1
Identification information on freshwater fish, features and glossary of fish terms, reef fish guide, shark guide, and deep water fish guide.

texas saltwater fish identification chart

Fish Identification South Carolina
texas saltwater fish identification chart
Saltwater Recreational Fishing License Program. Home Page. Advisory Committee; Artificial Reefs; Contact Us; FAQ; Fish Identification; Saltwater Fish Identification.

texas saltwater fish identification chart

Fish Identification South Carolina
texas saltwater fish identification chart
Saltwater Recreational Fishing License Program. Home Page. Advisory Committee; Artificial Reefs; Contact Us; FAQ; Fish Identification; Saltwater Fish Identification.

Eastern Game Fish Identification Posters   Freshwater Fish Charts

Aquatic Species Found in Fresh Water Texas Parks and
Eastern Game Fish Identification Posters Freshwater Fish Charts
list of popular freshwater sport fishes. Where to Fish; General Fishing Regulations; More Aquatic Species. Freshwater; Marine;

Eastern Game Fish Identification Posters   Freshwater Fish Charts

Aquatic Species Found in Fresh Water Texas Parks and
Eastern Game Fish Identification Posters Freshwater Fish Charts
list of popular freshwater sport fishes. Where to Fish; General Fishing Regulations; More Aquatic Species. Freshwater; Marine;

Fish ID Card Cozumel, Belize and Honduras @ Blue Water Sports

DNR Fish Identification
Fish ID Card Cozumel, Belize and Honduras @ Blue Water Sports
Fact sheets about some popular freshwater fish of North America. Includes a guide to common and scientific names of many fish.

Fish ID Card Cozumel, Belize and Honduras @ Blue Water Sports

DNR Fish Identification
Fish ID Card Cozumel, Belize and Honduras @ Blue Water Sports
Fact sheets about some popular freshwater fish of North America. Includes a guide to common and scientific names of many fish.

Fish ID Card Caribbean Reef Fish @ Blue Water Sports

WI Fish ID
Fish ID Card Caribbean Reef Fish @ Blue Water Sports
This fish identification tool was developed by the University of Wisconsin Center for Limnology, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and the University of

Fish ID Card Caribbean Reef Fish @ Blue Water Sports

WI Fish ID
Fish ID Card Caribbean Reef Fish @ Blue Water Sports
This fish identification tool was developed by the University of Wisconsin Center for Limnology, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and the University of

Twin Lakes Fish & Game   Fishing Reports

Species Profiles of Fish and Wildlife in Florida
Twin Lakes Fish & Game Fishing Reports
This section highlights some of the great diversity of saltwater fishes that Florida has to offer and provides angling tips and identification information.

Twin Lakes Fish & Game   Fishing Reports

Species Profiles of Fish and Wildlife in Florida
Twin Lakes Fish & Game Fishing Reports
This section highlights some of the great diversity of saltwater fishes that Florida has to offer and provides angling tips and identification information.

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Fish Identification Florida Fish and Wildlife
Fish Identification Chart 1a.png
Pursuant to section 120.74, Florida Statutes, the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has published its 2016 Agency Regulatory Plan.

Fish Identification Chart 1a.png

Fish Identification Florida Fish and Wildlife
Fish Identification Chart 1a.png
Pursuant to section 120.74, Florida Statutes, the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has published its 2016 Agency Regulatory Plan.

Fish ID Card Bahamas @ Blue Water Sports

Fish Identification : Find Class FishBase
Fish ID Card Bahamas @ Blue Water Sports
Fish Identification: Find Class. Glossary: To start, select a class by clicking on corresponding image or you may first select an area (and a country).

Fish ID Card Bahamas @ Blue Water Sports

Fish Identification : Find Class FishBase
Fish ID Card Bahamas @ Blue Water Sports
Fish Identification: Find Class. Glossary: To start, select a class by clicking on corresponding image or you may first select an area (and a country).

Freshwater Fish Identification Chart, Saltwater Fish Identification Chart, Texas Fish Identification Chart

Fish Identification : Find Class – FishBase

Fins-Tails-Scales-Fish-ID-posterEach family of fishes in the Great Lakes region has physical traits that set it apart from others, called distinguishing characteristics. These characteristics help fish survive in their environment. By observing and comparing these features, students learn that fish, like other living organisms, can be organized and classified into meaningful groups for identification and further study.

Grade level: 4-8th grades

Performance Expectations:

For alignment, see: NGSS Summary

 

The Great Lakes region is home to an impressive variety of fish, numbering more than 160 separate species. It is helpful to understand:

Steelhead Chinook CohoMany in the Great Lakes are familiar with fish in the sunfish and bass family, cold-water species in the salmon and trout family, or some of the 62 species that make up the minnow family.

Ancient fish such as lake sturgeon and longnose gar also inhabit waters of the Great Lakes region and possess unique attributes that have allowed them to survive for millions of years. With the exception of some primitive species, most fish have common characteristics that include gills, scales, fins and bony skeletons. Some characteristics that differentiate fish include the shape of their heads, where their mouths are located, fin type and location, and average adult size.

Color markings, such as vertical stripes or fin spots, may also help differentiate fish when used in combination with other factors including geographic range. Distinguishing characteristics can provide clues about where a species typically lives and what it eats.

For example, fish in the sturgeon and sucker families have downward-oriented mouths (sometimes called ventral) that enable them to find food along a lake or stream bottom. Other traits such as fin shape and location can provide clues about whether a fish is generally a fast swimmer or a slow swimmer.

To correctly identify fish and classify newly discovered species, fisheries scientists use a dichotomous key based on distinguishing characteristics. A dichotomous key is a classification tool used to sort, organize and identify a collection of objects or living organisms. The key is made up of a series of questions with two choices. Each choice leads to another question. The key can appear in narrative form (as numbered questions), graphically (resembling a flow chart), or a combination of graphics and narrative.

By making choices and progressing logically through the key, users follow a path that ends with the correct identification of the organism. Dichotomous keys vary in their degree of specificity. In this lesson, a simplified key has been created that distinguishes 10 Great Lakes fish families. By using their knowledge of distinguishing characteristics, students use illustrations of fish to work through the key and make identifications.

 

See separate document: Lesson Assessment, State of Michigan Content Expectations and National Benchmarks (PDF)

 

This website is part of a research and education effort supported by Michigan Sea Grant (University of Michigan and Michigan State University), the Great Lakes Observing System (GLOS), Eastern Michigan University, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence-Great Lakes and the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory.

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