Arthur Hasler Tells UW-Madison Video Archives “Lake Mendota Is Our Laboratory”

We recently stumbled across this old video of Art Hasler (in an amazing coat/hat ensemble, we might add) discussing the “congregation” of professors and students at the UW-Madison who work on Lake Mendota “trying to unfathom the unknowns of the aquatic community.” We hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

The video was embedded in a short piece on Hasler history called “Lake Mendota is Our Laboratory” published on the UW Archives webpage. It’s a good read and full of interesting insights into one of limnology’s forefathers.

Hasler and Fisherman
Hasler (right) conducts a creel census, checking in on an unidetified Lake Mendota ice angler. Photo: UW Archives