RE: NANFA-- So what is sampling? Just fish?

Jay DeLong (
Fri, 7 Sep 2001 09:58:34 -0700

> I especially like the layout, there should be a space for other
> comments and
> someplace to put a picture of the fish. A picture is worth a
> 1,000 words and
> in our case it could lead to discovering an unknown or
> undescribed species.

More likely a new location record rather than a new species (the latter of
which a photo would be of little value anyway, right?).
How about a place for a photo of the location?
It could also be a good way to record and share information in a standard
format. You guys who regularly go out could use it to compare conditions
between visits, years, whatever. Over time you'd have a way to see and
share trends and changes, and share that information with the rest of us,
with data in a standard format, rather than stories and recollections :-)

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA
"If the biota, in the course of aeons, has built something we like but do
not understand, then who but a fool would discard seemingly useless parts?
To keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution of intelligent
~ Aldo Leopold (1953)

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