Shad Larvae Introduced to Boston’s Charles River

American Shad Larvae/UMass/Darl Bickel Atop a pickup truck at a boat launch in Waltham, Massachusetts, 330,000 thread-thin, translucent, inch-long larvae of the American shad swirled in a holding tank. They were about to be released into the Charles River by federal and state wildlife officials.

A sister truck and tank housed some 2-foot-long adult shad, a stunning contrast to the wriggling larvae, some of which were visible only because of the darting pairs of black eye spots.

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