ME NFC, Rippled Waters and Yeti Step Up for ME Arctic Charr

The Maine chapter of NFC worked with Yeti and Rippled waters to obtain a large cooler (https://www.yeti.com/hard-coolers/tundra-250-cooler/YT250.html) and two buckets (https://www.yeti.com/buckets) for the ongoing University of Maine Arctic charr study at Floods Pond in Maine. 

  Maine NFC Chair Emily Bastian at Floods Pond Research Center. 

Maine NFC Chair Emily Bastian at Floods Pond Research Center. 

The cooler will be used to stage fish prior to being checked for pit tags, fin-clipped and tagged if necessary (never seen before), measured, stripped for eggs, checked for health, and recorded.  The old tank was undersized, a bit shallow, and had a removable versus hinged cover.  Special thanks to Larry Bastian for modifying the hanging tray to facilitate two battery-powered aerators. 

The buckets will be used to haul fish and water from the lake to the research site, as well as return fish to the lake after they have recovered.  The old buckets were standard 5-gallon pails with metal handles that had long lost their plastic grips making them hard to carry. 

  Maine NFC board member and UMaine student Bradley Erdman, and Maine NFC Advisory Council member and UMaine professor Dr. Michael Kinnison.  

Maine NFC board member and UMaine student Bradley Erdman, and Maine NFC Advisory Council member and UMaine professor Dr. Michael Kinnison.