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Catfish

Catfish are easily identified by their whisker-like features called barbels.  Let’s look at what they actually do for the fish as well as some of their other characteristics. 

 

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Some quick facts from the Chesapeake Bay Program on Channel Catfish.

https://www.chesapeakebay.net/S=0/fieldguide/critter/channel_catfish

 

A story from Atlas Obscura examines how invasive catfish have altered the ecosystem of the Bay.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/blue-catfish

 

A video about the impact that an invasive catfish has had on the Chesapeake Bay.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzKc51lvPUM

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