After spending the semester learning about organisms and organ function, botany and zoology students got the opportunity to see the uniquely adapted paddlefish up close. Students volunteered to assist Dr. Josh Lallaman with his paddlefish research in the Mississippi River. They applied their classroom knowledge to help investigate how a primitive fish species that has survived since the decline of the dinosaurs is currently threatened by human alterations to river habitat.
Brother William Mann, FSC
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota