Water We Talking About? A 12-Year-Old Makes a Video About Mussels

Happy Friday! It’s time again for Water We Talking About – when kids send us freshwater-related questions and we track down real-life scientists to answer them. This week, though, Madeline from Madison threw us a …

Forget “Needle in a Haystack.” Try Finding an Invasive Species in a Lake

When the tiny and invasive spiny water flea began appearing in University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers’ nets in 2009, scientists began to wonder how Lake Mendota, one of the most-studied lakes in the world, went from …

Undergraduates Dive in to Mats of Milfoil and the Mechanics of Invasion

Dense beds of Eurasian watermilfoil carpet the surface of Hancock Lake, a few miles east of Tomahawk, W.I., where undergraduate researchers Linden Taylor and Brigid Doyle have come to take samples of the invasive aquatic …