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Mike Schilz

Fish study inaugurates new scientific collaboration

Fish study inaugurates new scientific collaboration

Sinking deeper and deeper into the Pryor Creek mud, Mike Schilz and Zach Farrand hauled in a long fish trap from the murky water.

May 19, 2012 12:05 am Photos

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Minnows and a sand shiner

Minnows and a sand shiner

Minnows and a sand shiner fill a small net as Mike Schilz, Zach Farrand and their professor Kayhan Ostovar catch and tag fish in Pryor Creek on Wednesday.

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RMC professor Kayhan Ostovar

RMC professor Kayhan Ostovar

Rocky Mountain College professor Kayhan Ostovar, left, Zach Farrand and Mike Schilz document fish trapped in Pryor Creek. Schilz, a recent RMC graduate, injects a tiny device that will electronically provide data if the fish is captured again. RMC student Farrand records information about ea…

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Mike Schilz and Zach Farrand

Mike Schilz and Zach Farrand

Mike Schilz, right, hauls a fish trap filled with about 100 small fish, followed by Zach Farrand with a hook and buoy. Schilz wants to find out what fish are in Pryor Creek after floods took out irrigation structures that kept most fish in the Yellowstone from reaching the stream.  

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RMC graduate Mike Schilz

RMC graduate Mike Schilz

Mike Schilz, a recent graduate of Rocky Mountain College, examines a channel catfish as he, Zach Farrand and their professor Kayhan Ostovar catch and tag fish in Pryor Creek on Wednesday.

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 Mike Schilz and Zach Farrand carry a net

Mike Schilz and Zach Farrand carry a net

Mike Schilz, left, carrying a fish trap, is followed by Zach Farrand as they catch and tag fish in Pryor Creek on Wednesday. Schilz received a grant from the Yellowstone River Research Center for the fish study. Farrand who is a summer Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks intern. Farrand also has…

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Mike Schilz

Mike Schilz

Rocky Mountain College students Mike Schilz, left, and Ian Erickson look at a small turtle found in Costa Rica’s La Selva reserve in during a March environmental field trip. Rocky plans to add another environmentally related major this fall. (Courtesy photo)

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