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

  Maine NFC Chair Emily Bastian with cooler and buckets donated to UMaine for the ongoing Floods Pond Arctic Charr Study.

Maine NFC Chair Emily Bastian with cooler and buckets donated to UMaine for the ongoing Floods Pond Arctic Charr Study.

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. 

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. 

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  Maine NFC Board member and UMaine student Bradlet Erdman and Maine NFC Advisory Council member and UMaine professor Dr. Michael Kinnison.

Maine NFC Board member and UMaine student Bradlet Erdman and Maine NFC Advisory Council member and UMaine professor Dr. Michael Kinnison.

Big thanks to Yeti coolers for their generous donation.