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A Favorite Massachusetts Stream Loses a Dam – and Gains Aquatic Habitat

In early January, on a visit back to my old stomping grounds in western Massachusetts, I trekked along the snowy banks of Amethyst Brook, a beautiful headwater tributary in the Connecticut River watershed. My mission was to see the site of a dam removed in late 2012. I’d hiked through this area in the towns…

Why Do Blood-Sucking Fish Find Bile Sexy?

Move over, Chanel No. 5: Scientists have discovered why the scent of bile is irresistible to female sea lampreys.