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Fish Identification Course
May 10, 2016 - May 11, 2016$200
- Start Date: May 10, 2016
- End Date: May 11, 2016
- Time: 9:30 am
- City: Castlegar, BC
- Venue: Selkirk College
- Instructor: Eric B. (Rick) Talor
- Course fee: $200
See Registration page HERE. Register early as a maximum of 20 students may attend.
The fresh waters of the world house spectacular diversity of freshwater fishes, accounting for over 40% of all described taxa in less than 0.01% of aquatic habitat by surface area. British Columbia has a relatively small number of described native species (69), yet contains a considerable wealth of un-described diversity and endemic species. This course serves as an introduction to the biogeography, evolution, and identification of native and introduced freshwater fishes found in British Columbia. Two lecture sessions focus on the biogeography, evolution of our fauna, as well as the morphological and molecular genetic techniques used in fish identification. Two afternoons focus on morphological-based identification of fishes, particularly those of the southern Interior of BC. Attendees will also have the chance to try out a new pictorial guide to the freshwater fishes of BC.