Nearly 60 different types of fish found in Chicago waterways, study shows. 30 years ago, there were fewer than 10.

Read the full story in the Chicago Tribune.

Amazing what can happen when a city stops dumping massive amounts of bleach into its waterways.

Nearly 60 different types of fish are swimming in the Chicago and Calumet rivers these days, up from fewer than 10 during the early 1980s, according to a new study of sampling conducted by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District.

Associated journal article: Happel, A. and D. Gallagher (2020). “Chicago’s fish assemblage over ~30 years — more fish and more native species.” Urban Ecosystems https://doi.org/10.1007/s11252-020-01020-3

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.