Wednesday, July 20, 2011
After lunch, we took a trip to visit the Linesville fish hatchery. At the hatchery we saw examples of almost every game fish species, living in a huge tank. The tank was designed with windows all throughout its sides, letting us see huge fish up close! However, that wasn't the main attraction of the hatchery. It is the main hatchery for an amazing species called the paddlefish. Its strange shape and huge paddle nose makes it look like a prehistoric creature. The hatchery is helping to reintroduce this locally-endangered species to the Allegheny and the surrounding rivers. We had a great opportunity, seeing these rare fish up close.