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Black Island

Black Island

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has purchased 4,278 acres as an addition to the Stephen C. Bradford Unit of Black Island Conservation Area (CA) in Pemiscot County. The land also adjoins the Wolf Bayou Unit of the area on the northwest side. The added acres tie several smaller land tracts together including several natural communities, riverfront forestland, wet bottomland forest, oxbows and sloughs.

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Black Island Map

Black Island Map

MDC has purchased 4,278 acres as an addition to the Stephen C. Bradford Unit of Black Island CA in Pemiscot County. The land also adjoins the Wolf Bayou Unit of the area on the northwest side. This map shows the area's new boundaries.

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Image of a blackspotted topminnow

Blackspotted Topminnow

Fundulus olivaceus
This sleek, swift little fish lives in the quiet, clear sections of rivers mostly south of the Missouri River. Topminnows have a habit of skimming along just beneath the surface of the water.

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Image of a blackstripe topminnow

Blackstripe Topminnow

Fundulus notatus
A slender, elongated shape makes for a sleek, swift fish. Topminnows have a habit of skimming along just beneath the surface of the water.

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bleeding shiner

Bleeding Shiner

Luxilus zonatus
Like several other shiners found in clear Ozark streams, male bleeding shiners sport brilliant red during breeding season, especially May and early June. Check your identification by the presence of a dark, crescent bar behind the gill cover, and the dark stripe that abruptly narrows just behind the gill opening.

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Blue Catfish with MDC Staff

Blue Catfish with MDC Staff

MDC staff hold a 45-inch, 50-pound blue catfish collected while electrofishing on the Mississippi River. From left to right are MDC Resource Assistant Forest Copeland, Fisheries Management Biologist Dave Knuth, and Conservation Agent Brian Shelton.

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Blue Crab

A blue crab recently surprised resource scientists with the Missouri Department of Conservation during fish sampling on the Mississippi River.

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Blue Crab

A blue crab recently surprised resource scientists with the Missouri Department of Conservation during fish sampling on the Mississippi River.

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