Organising work at Nature Research Centre during the period of quarantine
In view of the situation related to the spread of coronavirus, the Government in its extraordinary meeting decided to announce a quarantine in the territory of the Republic of Lithuania from 16 March 00:00 to 16 June 24:00.
Experimental research by NRC's Laboratory of Fish Ecology
The researchers of the Laboratory of Fish Ecology of Nature Research Centre are conducting a research experiment with pike larvae/fry. The growing of pike fry in closed recirculation systems is very complicated – only live food (zooplankton) is used for feeding. Therefore, during the experiment, pike are being grown in creels set in a pond, i.e. "in nature". A creel is composed of a frame floating above water and a silk "cage" under water where fish are kept. Illumination is installed to attract zooplankton to the creels. Illuminated creels look interesting at night