Investment in Science Crucial to Tackling “Grand Challenges” for the Great Lakes

by Cheryl Reitan & Adam Hinterthuer Duluth, MN – In September of 2014, fifty-eight scientists gathered to discuss the most pressing research needs in the Great Lakes region. Even though the five lakes contain nearly one-fifth of all the world’s Read More …

CFL Blog’s Best of 2016: Recalculating the Cost of Invasive Species

As the year winds to a close, we’re taking a look back at some of the the CFL’s most popular blog posts from 2016. Here’s one originally published on March 21st about our researchers calculating the cost of a tiny Read More …

Turning Science Outreach Obligations into Opportunities

Happy Fish Fry Day, when Wisconsin (and your trusty blog) put fish on the menu. Today’s offering – Ellen Hamann’s excellent post, originally written for the Canadian Science Publishing website on her “Fish on the Run” project. Enjoy as a Read More …

Will New Maps Bring Higher-Resolution to Great Lakes Restoration Efforts?

The CFL’s Pete McIntyre is involved in a new Great Lakes mapping effort that may help guide future restoration projects. Details below: ANN ARBOR—University of Michigan researchers and their colleagues have created exceptionally detailed maps of five Great Lakes recreational Read More …

Fish Fry Day: “FishWerks,” New App to Optimize Fish Barrier Removal

Pretend for a moment that you’re a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources scientist tasked with connecting migratory Great Lakes fish to upstream habitats. Let’s say the stream you’re working on has two dams and five impassable road crossings – all blocking fishes Read More …

Field Samples: Studying Fish Migrations in Great Lakes Streams

Field Samples is a weekly Q&A asking researchers what they’ve been up to and what they’ve learned. Today, Lake Superior State University professor, Ashley Moerke, talks about her time on sabbatical studying Great Lakes fish migrations at the CFL.  Who are you, where Read More …

Field Samples: Restoring the Flow for Great Lakes’ Migratory Fishes

Field Samples is a weekly Q&A asking researchers what they’ve been up to and what they’ve learned. Today, post doctoral researcher, Allison Moody, talks dams, road culverts and getting migratory fish moving again. Who are you, where are you from, and how Read More …

Fish Fry Day Video: White Suckers Can’t Go Home Again

You can’t go home again. While the sentiment means something a bit more figurative to those of us who traveled for the Holidays, for Great Lakes fishes the statement is all too literal. In fact, there are more than 275,000 Read More …

Fish Fry Day: Whitefish Runs Return to Wisconsin Rivers

Last week, an excellent article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel covered some great news – lake whitefish are migrating inland to spawn and, in many cases, fish were running up into tributaries where they hadn’t been seen for 100 years. Read More …