Aquatics - Texas Inland Fisheries Research

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Dick Luebke, Texas Parks and Wildlife Inland Fisheries Research, presents Aquatics to the 2013 Master Naturalist, Hill Country Chapter training class.

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Aquatics - Texas Inland Fisheries Research

  1. 1. Master Naturalist Presentation on Aquatics Dick Luebke Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Inland Fisheries Research (Retired) October 3, 2012 John Prentice, Sub
  2. 2. Approach • Where does water come from?
  3. 3. Approach • Where does water come from? • Stream anatomy
  4. 4. Approach • Where does water come from? • Stream anatomy • Stream habitats and inhabitants
  5. 5. Water Penny Beetle larvae Mayfly larva Snail Salamander Crayfish
  6. 6. Dragonfly larva Caddis fly larva Midge larvae Scud Hellgrammite Leech
  7. 7. Approach • Where does water come from? • Stream anatomy • Stream habitats and inhabitants • Impounded waters
  8. 8. Approach • Where does water come from? • Stream anatomy • Stream habitats and inhabitants • Impounded waters • Water issues
  9. 9. Plea for Advocacy Water is life – use it ever so wisely If it is not from here, don’t release it in nature here If our ecosystem is not healthy and supportive of life, we are less healthy
  10. 10. Approach • Where does water come from? • Stream anatomy • Stream habitats and inhabitants • Impounded waters • Water issues • Questions
  11. 11. Approach • Where does water come from? • Stream anatomy • Stream habitats and inhabitants • Impounded waters • Water issues • Questions • Show and tell

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