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North Carolina Freshwater Species

Brook Trout
Brook Trout, Salvelinus fontinalis

Rainbow Trout
Rainbow Trout, Salmo gairdneri (=Oncorhynchus mykiss)

Largemouth Bass
Largemouth Bass, Micropterus salmoides

Bluegill, Lepomis macrochirus

Red-ear Sunfish
Red-ear sunfish, Lepomis macrochirus

Common Carp
Common carp, Cyprinus carpio

Nile Tilapia
Nile Tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus

Blue Tilapia
Blue Tilapia, Oreochromis aurea

Black Tilapia
Black Tilapia, Oreochromis mossambica
Hybrid Striped Bass
Hybrid Striped Bass

Morone saxatilis X Morone chrysops based on Species.

Bait Species

Golden Shiner
Golden Shiner, Notemigonus crysoleucas

Fathead Minnow
Fathead Minnow, Pimephales promelas

White Sucker
White Sucker, Catostomus commersoni

Goldfish, Carassius autatus

Plankton: Zooplankton and Phytoplankton

*a note on proper identification of algae plankton species and difficulties associated with it.

Zooplankton (animal)

  • Alonella, Waterflea, Photos/Video
  • Alonella, Blog entry, Photos
  • Centropyrix, Photographs
  • Centropyrix, Blog Entry and Photos
  • Cypridopsis, Photographs, Page 1
  • Cypridopsis, Photographs, Page 2
  • Cypridopsis, Photographs, Page 3
  • Cypridopsis, Photos/Video, Page 4
  • Cypridopsis, Blog Entry, Photos

    Phytoplankton (plant)

  • Euglena, Photographs
  • Euglena, Blog Entry and Photos
  • Merismopedia, Photographs
  • Diatoms, Blog Entry, Photos
  • Diatoms, Photographs
  • Volvox, Photographs/Video, Pg. 1
  • Volvox, Photographs, Pg. 2
  • Volvox, Photographs, Pg. 3
  • Volvox, Photos/Video, Pg. 4
  • Volvox, Blog Entry, Photos
  • Pleurotaenium, Photos
  • Pleurotaenium, Photos, Blog Entry Euglena
  • Euglena, Blog Entry and Photos

    Protozoa Identification

  • Protozoa, a chart with common forms of Protozoa


  • Aquaculture Blog
  • Aquaculture Home Page
  • Aquaculture: Online Publications and Organizations
  • Channel Catfish Culture
  • Catfish Production in the Hatchery
  • Channel Catfish Production
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Largemouth Bass, Notes
  • Tilapia Culture
  • Minnows and other Baitfish Culture
  • Common Carp
  • Hybrid Striped Bass
  • Rainbow Trout Culture I
  • Rainbow Trout Culture II
  • Yellow Perch, Culture

    Miscellaneous Topics

  • World's Leading Source of Protein - Fish Products
  • Myths about Aquaculture
  • Aquatic Food Chain and Aquaculture
  • Stages of Fish Larvae Development
  • Protozoa, their role and impact on Aquaculture, Protozoa, their activity in Aquatic Ecosystems and Fish Disease
  • Hybrid Striped Bass Culture, White Grub and Yellow Grub
  • Japan's Dolphin Slaughter.
    Knowing dolphins are protected as endangered species, Japan continues to hunt these graceful and intelligent animals. But not only hunting them, the barbarity in which they are butchered is unspeakable. Graphic image warning.
  • Fish Anatomy
  • Pond Construction
          Realities of the massive acreage required in an
          aquaculture farming operation.
  • Omega 3 Fish Oil Reducing Heart Disease, an intake of omega 3 fish oil, can reduce long-term damaging effects to heart health.
  • Biological vs. Mechanical Filters
  • Constructing CO2 Reactor
  • Effects of High and Low PH on Aquatic Life
  • Lowering pH Levels in Water
  • Fast Food Restaurants, Commercial Fish
  • 2007 NC Aquaculture Development Conference
          Registration and Itinerary
  • Microscopy images, one method to capture beautiful, high resolution photos through the microscope.
  • Feeding the Catfish, photos and video of catfish surfacing for dinner.
  • Volvox, my first volvox photograph captured at BCC
  • Identifying Algae, methods to identifying algae and invertebrates
  • Principle Zoological Ranks and Suffixes Where Designated

    Fish Dissections

      Main Index
      • Fish Dissection, March 23-27, 2007 - Head and Gills, Journal on fish dissection of gills, including microscopic imaging and photographs of peculiarities of gills and skull of fish.
      • Fish Dissection, March 25-27, 2007 - Journal on fish dissection of head, including tongue, brain and optic nerve.
    The following organisms have been *positively identified. At least at the *genus level.

    Amoeba Cyst
    Amoeba Cyst





    , life size
    , magnified
    Spirogyra is common pond scum. It is a filamentous algae and often found in bright green matted patches and consists of long, thin strands.

    Video and Photography

  • Neat Stuff from BCC Aquaculture
  • February 22, 2007, Salt Water Sample from BCC, Videos and Photos of Microscopic Worms
  • Videos and Photos of Freshwater Microbes, February 23, 2007, Freshwater Sample from BCC
  • Pests, and other organisms which inhabit the NC aquaculture environment
    Pests, and other organisms which inhabit the North Carolina aquaculture environment and affect fish. Photos and video by John Baka, instructor of Aquaculture, Brunswick Community College.
  • Volvox, Images and video of volvox, captured on microscope, February 28, 2007
  • Euglena, contains high magnification w/ primitive eyespot, photographed February 28, 2007
  • Diatoms, Phytoplankton, photographs captured from microscope on March 1, 2007
  • Alonella, Zooplankton, Water Flea
  • Merismopedia, Phytoplankton, photographs captured from microscope on March 2, 2007
  • Zooplankton Videos, ten short videos captured March 15, 2007, four species of freshwater zooplankton.
  • Paramecium Videos, nine videos, from 3/18/2007, of a paramecium which appears to have swallowed a Cosmarium (a desmid) for dinner.

    Atlantic Ocean Plankton Samples

    • Main Index, samples from Atlantic Ocean, North Carolina
      • April 4, 2007, coscinodiscus, copepod, diatoms, pleurosigma,Ceratium furca (Dinoflagellate)

    Brunswick Community College and Aquaculture Center

  • BCC Main Campus
  • Brunswick Community College Aquacenter
  • Inside the Lab and Hatchery


  • Koi, Japanese Carp
  • Mineral Samples
  • Ring billed Gull
  • Beachdrift
  • Keyhole Sand Dollar
  • Moon Snail, Polinces Duplicatus
  • Cross barred venus clam
  • Cross barred venus clam #2
  • Imperial Venus clam
  • Mollusk Entries, Wikipedia
  • Humphrey Wentletrap
  • Income Levels Men vs Women-Education vs. Non-Degree


  • First Day in College
  • What inspired me to get into Marine Biology
  • Spring Break and what I plan to do with my extra time.
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