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Darters and Values

Darters — they are tiny, bottom-dwelling members of the perch family, most no longer than your thumb, some decked in dazzling colors. Many have only recently been discovered, and others may still be unknown. About 225 described species exist only in North America, with the greatest diversity in the Southeast U.S.

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Down By the River

In the fall of 1832, Dr. Jerome V.C. Smith was crossing Mill Brook in West Tisbury when a disturbance in the water caught his attention. A passionate angler, Smith was stunned by the number of brook trout he saw and recalled the experience in his book, Natural History of the Fishes of Massachusetts, published the following year. ..

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