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My approach to studying is taking lots of notes during the slide lectures. I highlight the topics that he says will be discussed on the Exam, and make sure I study those more than anything else. I feel like I was semi prepared for the quiz, but could have definitely taken more detailed notes on the graphs that we are learning about. Overall though my study method consists of note taking, highlighting, and then turning my notes into Quiz Flash Cards. This way I can be my own study buddy by putting the questions on the front of the cards, with the answers on the back. Another thing that I have experimented with is asking my friends a question relating to the topic of the fisheries class. They give me an answer, and its normally wrong, and then I correct them. That has also been a big help when it comes to studying for me. I will probably use all of these techniques when it comes to the mid term also. Another method that is helpful is rewriting the notes over and over as many times as your brain can handle. That has also helped me tremendously. I feel like if you write something over and over it will stick more, than just writing it once. That reminds me of a time I got in trouble in grade school. If we got in trouble we had to write, ” I will never _____ again, I learned my lesson.” We had to write this sentence 100 times, and looking back it was a good teaching method because I never got in trouble again, and because the method actually stuck with me for life.

FTT quiz study method

To study for this quiz, I mostly used my notes, taken from the slides that were provided by Professor Wesley.  The lectures have been super helpful, as well.  My notes have been fairly detailed since I cannot attend class in person.  That part has been a little difficult, because I feel like I miss out on asking questions “in the moment”.  To be honest, I’m not sure how I did on the quiz, so I can’t really say if my study tactics worked very well.  I think I was able to cover most of the information that was required to answer the questions in full.  Mainly, I studied the different topics from each slide.  In my notes, I created headings for each topic, then added bullets under each heading.  Within the bulleted lines, I highlighted or underlined words that were new to me, such as adaptive evolution or cave/surface form.  Then, I made sure those new concepts were well defined in my notes.  In addition, I highlighted all the new information given to us for the different fish that were used as examples.  The one question that I felt like I didn’t really have a solid answer for was the question about Gollum.  I had to write an educated guess, based on what “fishes” means.  If “Lord of the Rings” was discussed in one of the lectures, I have no memory of that. LOL.  The one thing I might do differently for the midterm is organize my notes a little better.  I may have placed too much information in them.  Also, I wrote a little sloppy when I took some of my notes, which meant I had to try and decipher my own handwriting, then rewrite it so I could read it.  That was a waste of my study time.

FTT Sep 29 Study Methods

To study for the quiz, I tried to be sure that I understood the main points and concepts we went over in class by reading the notes I had taken down. It was also important to me to memorize the definitions that I marked were important. I don’t believe I was completely prepared for the quiz questions because I didn’t truly know what to expect and I get nervous with tests and quizzes, it’s just something I can’t help! Attempting to have a “picture memory” of your notes isn’t the best method and not something I would recommend first-hand to anyone. If you put in the time to study appropriately and not last minute, it will have a positive effect on your grade, and that’s something I tell myself all the time!

I wish I would have started studying earlier, maybe once a week to just go over everything we took notes on for the week. That would have helped me feel more confident in the quiz. For the midterm, I want to create flash cards as we go along because flashcards have always been a study method that works for me. Even creating the flashcards helps me study because of writing the information down and being completely focused on every word instead of just trying to hurry and take notes before the PowerPoint slide has passed. If I am in Alaska for the midterm, I would like to get together with classmates or even over zoom/skype/facetime to have someone who knows the content test me and vice versa.

FFT 9/29 Studying

TO study for this quiz, I mainly read over my notes and focused on the concepts that I didn’t feel 100% on. The day before the quiz as well I met up with a classmate and we quizzed each other on the material. This was really helpful because it really showed me what I didn’t know and where I needed to focus my attention, as well as showed me what kind of questions I could answer and which ones I could not. Next time I know that I need to study more and earlier as most of my studying took place the day before the quiz. So, I need to manage my time better so I can study throughout the week before the actual quiz and not just the night before. I also find copying my notes down extremely helpful as I don’t always really absorb the lesson the first time around, so copying my notes at my own pace gives me the opportunity to really read the words and fully grasp their meaning. However, this does take a lot of time so it’s even more reason to better my time management skills. For this quiz I also went over the slides from class in combination with my notes to make sure that I wasn’t missing anything and I was studying all the right material, and I found this very helpful and will definitely do it again on future quizzes. Overall, the combination of reading, writing, and talking over the lessons with someone else who knows the material is a good way for me to study.

FTT 9/29

To study for this quiz, I mostly used the notes I took in class. I had starred important concepts and highlighted vocab terms as I took notes, so I mainly focused on those. I read through my notes once a day for three days leading up to the exam. That helped me remember the concepts and reminded me of things we studied in the beginning of the semester. Then, I had a friend test me on the vocab words and concepts. This was super helpful, as it forced me to say what I remembered out loud, and it quickly became obvious which concepts I didn’t know as well and needed to study more. The night before the quiz, I met up with a friend from class and we discussed the concepts together. Again, it is really helpful for me to vocalize what I know, and she could correct me on stuff I had wrong or fill in the gaps where I didn’t remember. This method worked really well for me, as I had written notes, read over them, and said things out loud. Combining reading, writing, and speaking helps me solidify my knowledge, and I’m going to keep doing that this semester. To study for the midterm, I’m going to start studying sooner, and I’m going to go over the parts of my notes that weren’t highlighted even more, just to make sure I don’t miss anything that will be on the exam. 

Post due Sept 29 by 11:59pm

Now that your first quiz in FISH 110 is behind you, share with the class your approach and methodology for studying. Do you feel it worked well, what do you plan to do differently for studying for the midterm? 

Share your thoughts in at least 250 words.  The point of this post is to share helpful studying tips and pointers. We will talk through the quiz and your responses to this prompt on Thursday


farm bred salmon invasion

In the book they were talking about how in the lower 48 states they were putting fish from fish hatcheries in the rivers and the fish hatchery fish drove the wild salmon to extinction. I think we need to do a better job and put more research into what we do to help the salmon population. If we were to be more careful then we wouldnt have to spend even more money trying to fix our mistakes with the rivers.



As far as I know, Salmo domesticus, is like a chicken. Paul Greenberg described how they first created the frankenfish in Four Fish, and frankenfish is the right word for it. They took a bunch of different strains of Atlantic Salmon and bred them together, selective breeding, and created a fish that grows fast, doesn’t eat as much, and doesn’t mind living life in a pen. Amazingly, the fish seem to be able to adapt to life like a normal salmon when they break free and survive. In Four Fish, Greenberg does state that these frankenfish manage to breed in rivers and carry on with their steelhead-esque life, slowly bringing salmon runs back to the East Coast of Canada. Although that is a good thing in my mind, and I also like the fact that they manage to really take strain off of the wild salmon left, I feel that farming them in the Pacific Ocean and down in the Southern Hemisphere can be incredibly harmful due to the same reason they are a good thing in the Atlantic. I have heard reports of pens breaking open in British Columbia and the salmon running up rivers on the West Cost, making them an invasive species.


I think Salmo Domesticus means salmon that are no longer wild in any way. The salmo domesticus in the way that Greenberg described it is, I believe, salmon that are genetically altered, grown, and farmed, all with the intent to meet the demand for salmon. The AquaAdvantage Salmon that is genetically modified and created for no other reason that to provide for the fishery. The salmo domesticus are fish who are genetically changed for some reason. They grow faster and require less food. Changes that lower the cost of raising the fish and elevate the qualities desired in order to achieve the best productivity from the fish.  I believe we are on the way to having salmo domesticus in the lower fort- eight with the hatcheries that provide for the fisheries in rivers where the wild fish don’t or can’t populate. The hatcheries needing to supplement the fisheries were the first steps towards salmo domesticus. Over the years as we bred the salmon for the traits, we desired it’s gotten closer to the end game of salmo domesticus.

I think the salmo domesticus have pros and cons. They help us take the pressure of wild fisheries by making them more efficient and turn out fish faster. However, I worry that with it people will turn a blind eye to the wild salmon that aren’t genetically altered, and if those numbers drop the public won’t notice. It’s also possible that the public won’t care since the needs of the consumers would be met.

FTT #3 Salmo domesticus

Salmo Domesticus is a genetically distinct domesticated variant species of salmon that originated in Norway. It was bred from Atlantic salmon to be fast growing and convert food to body mass more efficiently. Salmo domesticus quickly became popular with fish farmers. One of the issues with farmed salmon is accidental release. Salmon are often farmed in open net pens in the open oceans right off shore, these net pens can sometimes break and release huge numbers of domesticated salmon into the wild. These fish then interbreed with wild salmon. The spawn of wild and domesticated salmon are unable to survive in the wild like 100% wild salmon are, this is a threat to wild salmon stocks.

I think that Salmo domesticus has the potential to be both a blessing and a curse depending on how the salmon aquaculture industry develops. If the aquaculture industry moves away from open net pens and towards more efficient and secure methods of farming salmon then I believe that Salmo domesticus has the potential to be a huge asset going forward. Salmon farming has the potential to help relieve the pressure on wild salmon stocks and help return wild salmon to a more sustainable luxury product. However, if open net pens and other destructive methods of farming salmon continue they will inevitably damage wild salmon stocks and destroy the salmon across the world. In short, Salmo domesticus has great potential to be a huge part of sustainable worldwide food security but if it is improperly managed it will destroy the worldwide salmon industry.