As a young boy, David Livingstone enjoyed fishing in the River Clyde. Later in life, when he became an explorer, David made detailed scientific notes and drawings of the aquatic scenes of rivers, plants and animals. Part of this work involved catching fish and studying them in detail.
These days, many fish are in danger of depopulation due to habitat destruction, overfishing and the introduction of alien species to their waters. In Scotland, certain fish are protected by law, so we can keep their numbers high and avoid over-fishing them or disturbing their homes.
Have you ever been fishing in your local river? What kind of fish do you think might live there?
Suitable for: KS2, KS3
Subjects: Biology, History, Science
Topics: Animals, Living Things & Habitats, Conservation
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