Learning about the history of Knight's Ferry

Meko Learns California History

In addition to releasing baby salmon in the Stanislaus River, Ms. Gee’s third grade students also visited the historic town of Knight’s Ferry, and took Meko along for the ride. Meko got to learn about California history, and how the town was built at the time of the California Gold Rush. “Here is Flat Meko…

Meko, third graders, and baby salmon

Meko and the Baby Salmon

Students in both California and Laos have been learning all about the fish life cycle – how fish grow and reproduce, and the journeys they take to get from one lifestage to the next. Some California students even raised salmon in their classrooms, where they got to witness life changes happening before their eyes. Meko…

Stan and the Lao flag

Sabaidee from Laos!

Sabaidee! That means “hello” in Lao! (It’s pronounced sa-bye-DEE). Stan and Erin have arrived in Vientiane and have been getting down to work. For Erin, that’s been a lot of time on the computer, but Stan has been getting to know the FISHBIO staff at the Lao office, as well as Meko the Mekong Giant…

Class with Meko and a school of Mekong fish

Meko Visits Ms. Panaho’s 3rd Grade

Meko and Sam from FISHBIO recently made a class visit to Ms. Panaho‚Äôs third graders in Vientiane. Sam talked about the basic geography of the Mekong River, some of the many species of fish in the Mekong, and the importance of fish to the Lao people. He also brought in lots of props from the…

Meko the Mekong Giant Catfish

Meet Meko

This is Meko the Mekong Giant Catfish. Meko lives in the Mekong River and travels between Laos, Thailand and Cambodia. Mekong Giant Catfish have the distinction of being the largest freshwater fish in the world! They can grow up to 10 feet long and weigh a whopping 650 pounds! How many of you would it…