Photo of Romaine River in Quebec
Microbial Analysis of River Reveals Considerable Diversity
Scientists in Canada trace how aquatic communities change as Quebec’s Romaine River flows into the sea.
Microbial Analysis of River Reveals Considerable Diversity
Microbial Analysis of River Reveals Considerable Diversity

Scientists in Canada trace how aquatic communities change as Quebec’s Romaine River flows into the sea.

Scientists in Canada trace how aquatic communities change as Quebec’s Romaine River flows into the sea.

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a man collects water using a fishing pole and can
World’s Rivers Rife with Drugs: Study
Christie Wilcox | Feb 15, 2022 | 2 min read
Levels of pharmaceuticals considered unsafe for aquatic organisms were found at more than one-quarter of sampling sites.
Image of the Day: Rescued Hatchlings
Amy Schleunes | Mar 27, 2020 | 1 min read
Ten endangered Manning River turtles were saved from flooding in New South Wales, Australia, following devastating fires on the country’s east coast.
Saving the Hellbender, a Giant Salamander Under Threat
Mary Bates | Sep 1, 2019 | 4 min read
Populations of the two-foot-long amphibians are declining across North America. Scientists are struggling to find out why, before it’s too late.
Image of the Day: Wet Planet
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 28, 2019 | 1 min read
An analysis of the scars left by long-gone flows reveals that Mars’s rivers may have run even when scientists thought the planet was drying out.
Researchers Aim to Reestablish an Ancient Fish in an Ohio River
Shawna Williams | Jan 1, 2019 | 5 min read
The sturgeon restoration study’s outcome won’t be known for decades.
Like a Sturgeon
The Scientist Staff | Dec 31, 2018 | 1 min read
Watch scenes from the Maumee River in Ohio, where researchers are stocking an ancient fish species that is struggling against extinction.
Do Electric Fish Dream in Zaps?
Shawna Williams | Aug 1, 2018 | 4 min read
Studying electrical communication in the wild requires braving the Amazon jungle with sensitive equipment.
Rivers and Streams Compose Much More of Earth's Surface Than Thought
Shawna Williams | Jun 28, 2018 | 1 min read
A new estimate bumps up the area previously estimated to be covered by running water by more than 40 percent.
Study Finds Epigenetic Differences Between Hatchery-Raised and Wild-Born Salmon
Shawna Williams | Mar 1, 2018 | 4 min read
The variation may help explain why stocked salmon don’t fare as well in the ocean.
Rock Snot Explained
Bob Grant | May 8, 2014 | 2 min read
An increasingly common algal growth, found in rivers the world over, is caused by changing environmental conditions, not accidental introductions.
$32K to Swim in Polluted River
Jef Akst | Feb 19, 2013 | 1 min read
A Chinese businessman offers a government official a large monetary reward to take a dip in a river that runs through the town of Ruian.
Flooding Rivers with Resistance
Dan Cossins | Oct 17, 2012 | 1 min read
A river system in Colorado contains high concentrations of antibiotic resistance genes in areas close to water-treatment plants.