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Adopt-A-Fish

Ovando School with their adopted fish, Spike the Pike.

Ovando School with their adopted fish, Spike the Pike.

Adopt-A-Fish programs offer students and adults a chance to share in what FWP biologists are learning about the fish that live in different parts of the state. Biologists capture fish and implant them with a small radio transmitter. Movement and locations of the fish are posted to the internet, where they can be monitored by anyone. Some classrooms even get to adopt their own fish, and can name the fish, and may even take a field trip to watch the biologists conduct their research and see their adopted fish.

There have been 3 Adopt-A-Fish programs in Montana.  None of them are active at this time, but you may wish to read about the programs, and also follow the past movements of the fish, and learn about their unique life histories and habitat requirements.