Snakeheads! | Ep 16

Fish University Podcast Logo

January 3, 2024

Fish University


Hide your dog, hide your kids, stay indoors! Monster fish are taking over! Well, not quite. In this episode, Wes talks with the biologist who was at ground zero of the Northern Snakehead (Channa argus) invasion in Virginia. John Odenkirk tells the story of the first detection, subsequent expansion, and the system-level impacts that snakehead fish have had in the two decades since they were first detected. Join us and learn about the real and perceived issues with this fish, and about how they continue to be spread around the United States.    

Do you have questions or comments? Follow the Fish University Facebook community and chat with Wes or suggest future episodes!