The Biodiversity Center’s Ichthyology Collection is working with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to document and study American Eels in Texas with the primary aim being to understand more about how Texas’ eels may differ from those in other parts of their range and ultimately how the species as a whole can be conserved.
Blue Jays (Cyanocitta cristata) on campus are hard to miss. With their striking colors and shrill calls, in addition to their assertive behavior, they are one of the more attention-getting birds at UT.
For the last 25 years, the Hendrickson Lab has been monitoring the fishes of Waller Creek on the UT campus. Their findings: the dominant species have not changed, but at least five native species that were rare in the 70s are now gone. They have also recorded a new invasive, albeit beautiful, species from northern Mexico – the Variable Platyfish (Xiphophorus variatus).
UT Austin has a new star, thanks to the new camera trained on the nestbox of peregrine falcon Tower Girl. Learn how faculty and staff worked together to make this a reality, including David Hillis, Carin Peterson and Terry Joy.