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Ditch Fish


Willamette Valley farmers learn that in addition to their intended crops, they’ve been raising fish in their fields for years and never knew it. Researchers found young native fish thriving in ditches that fill with water during the winter, an unrecognized habitat until recently.

First Broadcast: 2012
Producer: Vince Patton
Videographer: Michael Bendixen
Editor: Todd Sonflieth
Video Courtesy: Freshwaters Illustrated
Animation: Pacific NW Ecosystem Research Consortium

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Beacon Rock Climbing; Ditch Fish; Newberry Crater Geothermal

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #2310
Original Broadcast: February 16, 2012