In this April 18, 2011 photo, Chris Bowser of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, right, checks a net for American eels with Kingston High School students on the Black Creek ... more 
In this April 18, 2011 photo, Chris Bowser of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, right, checks a net for American eels with Kingston High School students on the Black Creek in West Park, N.Y. Besides being a researcher in New York’s Hudson River Estuary Program, environmental scientist Bowser leads citizen projects that collect reams of data for other scientists. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Mike Groll
Sun, May 8, 2011 11:47 AM EDT