#LifeInTheWhiteRiver continues this week with the Longear Sunfish. One of the brightest and attractive species we find in White River, the Longear sunfish is a pollution-intolerant species that gets its name for the elongated opercular flap covering its gills. This “longear” also is reflected in its scientific name, Megalotisis, which is Greek for “great ear.”
At-home activity for the kids:
Create a Longear Sunfish of your own with origami! Get creative with this fantastic origami fish activity by adding eyes and different colors. Origami instructions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfCnm5SgXY4
Send us photos of the fish origami your kids created for a chance to be featured on our page!