Zach Alley

Zach Alley

I'm a naturalist with special interest in ichthyofauna. Miami University (Ohio) with a bachelors in Zoology. I work during the field season in ecological assessment, and spend the off season photographing the incredible diversity of fishes in my home state of Ohio and surrounding states
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Musk Oxen
    1. Ok will do!
    2. The proportions on this fish are similar to what I see another males, so I would say it's normal for at least this area!
    3. yes, they're actually one of the few species of fish that has benefited from Anthropogenic activities in many places across it's range. Here in Ohio, they thrive in our shallow, turbid, eutrophic reservoirs
    4. Oops! Fixed the Geotag!
    5. Sorry I just saw this, I've been out in the field. Yes I wrote that as well!
    6. Thanks! This was a male guarding a nest so he was in full color. I used my seine to cover his nest while I photographed him, so nothing got to his offspring. I went back to the same spot the next day, and he was doing his thing like nothing happened
    7. Thank you! They really are bizarre fish
    8. Thank you! This fish was an easy subject, he was very photogenic
    9. Thanks Christine!
    10. Oops, got it! It seems like it's always present to some degree from what I've seen from populations in other river systems. This is my first time encountering this population of redlines, so I'm not sure what they look like outside of spawning season.