We take in some science.

The Boy and I went to a local cidery to hear Idaho Fish and Game’s Eagle Fish Genetics Lab geneticist Dr. Sara Simmonds speak about her research into Idaho’s sockeye salmon population. She was hosted by “Thinks and Drinks Science Cafe.” This is much more in our wheelhouse than Scottish dancing, but was a new experience for us nonetheless. Dr. Simmonds’ talk was interesting, but the revelation of her previous work studying the Great Barrier Reef made me wish that had been the topic of the night. We learned that Idaho nearly lost all of its sockeye population, and that ongoing conservation efforts have made great headway in restoring the fish to our lakes.

[More about Idaho’s sockeye salmon conservation efforts here.]

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