How old is that fish?
You are a fish biologist (a scientist who studies fish) working for the Division of Wildlife. You just caught this largemouth bass in your net and need to gather some facts:
1: Print this page.
2. Measure the length of the fish in both inches and millimeters.
3: Record the tag number of the fish.
4: Estimate the age of the fish by counting the number of growth rings on one of its scales. (Hint: fish scales have growth rings just like a tree trunk.)
Once you’ve finished, you may color your fish before placing it back in the lake.
Going to School:
Groups of fish are called “schools.” You can make your own school of bass by tracing this fish several times or putting it on a copier. Cut out the bass copies and hang them on a wall. You might even want to create your own lake for the school of fish to swim in!