These cultured fingerling lake sturgeon were incubated, hatched and raised at Oneida Fish Hatchery as part of a state-wide repopulation effort. The are under the care of the artist and project partners during their stay at the Burchfield Penney Art Center. In October, alongside the others raised by the Oneida Fish Hatchery, the fish are released as part of an ongoing stocking effort. Prior to their release, the sturgeon are chipped with a PIT tag. This tagging allows researchers to stay connected to the fish since with each recapture they will be notified with the location and an update of its growth and health. After the exhibition closes, the tank will be donated to a project partner for use in future programs and/or educational displays in NYS.
This study is an inverted miniature of Observational Study A. The video acts as a mirror here, accessible only online. This study is in process now. You are passively participating.
To check out the livestream, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVKzUIuwHe28ZeVw_1iTKSQ
Live streaming rig and platform, and daily sturgeon care courtesy of the artist. Tank and stand courtesy of Lower Great Lakes Fish & Wildlife Conservation Office, US Fish & Wildlife Services (USFWS). Acipenser fulvescens fingerlings (w/ ETSEE permit) courtesy of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC).
This project is a part of Lake Sturgeons' Guide for Surviving the Anthropocene (LSGFSA).
LSGFSA is generously supported by the Global Warming Art Project grant, Ben Perrone and the Environmental Maze project donors, and administered by the Art Services Initiative of Western New York. It would not be possible without the support of the Lower Great Lakes Fish & Wildlife Conservation Office, US Fish & Wildlife Services (USFWS).
A special thank you the Oneida Fish Hatchery – New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC). And to New York State Sea Grant.
And thank you to Dimitry Gorsky. This project would not be possible without you. And to Stacy Furgal, Nate Drag, Neil Terry, Bill Evans, Erika Stoddard, Mark Ferron, David Domachowske, Jake Sommer, Jake Mang & Lisa K. Holst.