Mona Rutger releases the Middle Bass eagle back to its home.
I am absolutely amazed and touched by the interest and support I got during the Lake Erie Solo Challenge. This was the most difficult thing I’ve ever done. I was expecting it to be difficult; it is supposed to be difficult, and not everyone is expected to complete it. One sailor was making his third attempt. The physical, mental, and psychological challenges pushed every limit I had. However, the rewards were commensurate. I’m not exaggerating to say that it was a profound experience and I learned a tremendous amount, about single-handing, sailing in general and about myself.
Jordan, Rick and Chase
Until yesterday, I had never given it a second thought that someone might not know how to net a fish. I sometimes forget that what comes as second nature to me is a very new experience to someone else and can be quite challenging. I thought I would share this experience with all of you in the hope it is helpful.
Only a single water sample, out of 225 samples from the Maumee River and 100 samples from the Sandusky River, contained traces of genetic material from silver Asian carp, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). The testing seeks to identify the presence of environmental DNA (eDNA) from bighead or silver Asian carp and the lone positive sample was collected in the Maumee River. The samples were collected as part of an extensive monitoring effort in the Maumee and Sandusky rivers by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.