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Mudpuppies in Michigan

Mudpuppies in Michigan

The Great Lakes contain 20 percent of the world’s fresh water. And many species call this region home. Many do not know, Michigan and the Great Lakes are home to a fully aquatic salamander. The mudpuppy is a cold water adapted species and an important indicator of water quality. This aquatic salamander is sensitive to …

UWM School of Freshwater Sciences

UWM School of Freshwater Sciences

Some people have said that water is the oil of the 21st century; its a lot more fundamental than oil. We can do without oil; we cant do without water. Where we are really going to be is dramatic changes in weather, loss of existing water, changes in ecosystems and things we are only just …

Restoring Amphibian Habitats, Season after Season

Restoring Amphibian Habitats, Season after Season

Well, amphibians are wonderful for their own sake if you happen to love frogs and salamanders and tadpoles. They’re also a really important part to the ecosystem. The biggest problem for amphibians in our area is lack of habitat. In our region, the woods typically evolve with a lot of sunlight reaching the ground and …

Keeping the Great Lakes Great

Keeping the Great Lakes Great

(Narrator) North America’s vast Great Lakes are a magnificent resource. They hold twenty-one percent of the world’s surface freshwater, and are so big… they’re visible from the moon! The Great Lakes are a robust ecosystem. They provide drinking water for millions of people and are the foundation for billions of dollars in trade, shipping, tourism, …

Freshwater Restoration Ecology Centre

Freshwater Restoration Ecology Centre

The Freshwater Restoration Ecology Centre was sort of founded on the principal that for the last several decades there has been multiple efforts to clean up the waterways, the fish, the environment around the Great Lakes and the waterways surrounding those Great Lakes. And so the Freshwater Restoration Ecology Centre really consolidates the expertise into …