The New York Times: Scientist at Work – Notes from the field
Into the Crocodile Cave
Fish With Sensitive Hearing
By John S. Sparks and Christopher B. Braun (June 17, 2011)
Scientists in Madagascar look for a species of Ptychochromis that has only been collected once before, and these fish have never been examined alive.
Is It Too Late for the Damba?
By John S. Sparks and Christopher B. Braun (June 20, 2011)
Scientists in Madagascar wonder if the combined pressures of deforestation, competition with exotic species, and overfishing have wiped out all but a trace of the island's endemic cichlid fish.
How Agriculture Affects Endemic Fish
By John S. Sparks and Christopher B. Braun (June 22, 2011)
Although dams in Madagascar often provide water needed for village rice production, they often have devastating environmental consequences, including extinction of endemic fishes.