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Salmon net pens

Mostly stuck at home like the rest of you, I cannot get the constant talk about testing and tracing out of my head during this COVID-19 pandemic. New York Governor Mario Cuomo’s voice is ever present, and I welcome his daily, even-tempered and pragmatic broadcasts about how to keep us safe. Given my line of work, I easily saw some analogies, and I said to my work-at-home spouse on one of our daily walks, “Fish farmers have to deal with epidemics, too.”
Rodman Getchell and researcher examining a fish

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The Cornell Wildlife Health Center's Dr. Rodman Getchell gives a behind-the-scenes look at the exciting aquatic animal health research being done at Cornell, and the significant role it plays in responding to emerging issues in fish health in New York State and internationally.
Vet student with rhino

At a critical time for the future of life on Earth, The College of Veterinary Medicine announces the establishment of the Cornell Wildlife Health Center. The new center focuses on catalyzing multidisciplinary collaboration to address wildlife health challenges worldwide, while immersing students in unique learning experiences at home and abroad.
Great white shark

Cornell scientists and partners have mapped out the intriguing great white shark genome for the first time. This DNA detective work can help scientists better understand the population dynamics of endangered shark species, and provide insights on how their renowned wound-healing properties and low cancer rates could someday translate into medical treatments for people.
Cornell STEM

With eDNA, scientists can count fish and other animals just by collecting a small sample of water.
Student kneeling on rock in stream

Students and teachers from across New York have been participating in Cornell's FishTracker Program to gather data about invasive fish and threatened native species.
Crustacean

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Cornell veterinary student Kwamina Otseidu ’21 writes about the amazing opportunity he had being a part of the AQUAVET program, where he learned about aquatic species, their anatomy, ecology, and the role they play in freshwater and marine ecosystems.
Fox in a field

In this feature article, Wildlife Watchers, learn how Cornell Wildlife Health Center scientists are turning discoveries into real-world solutions, and how our research and surveillance protects nature across New York State.
Sea Turtle

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Cornell veterinary student Victoria Albano '21 reflects on her once in a lifetime experience in Ostional, Costa Rica working with sea turtles.
Students Sampling

One-hundred and sixty 6th graders have been collecting environmental DNA samples to help Cornell scientists monitor the range of invasive and endangered fish species in New York's waterways, engaging in hands-on science and learning about the balance of ecosystems.