Video: Searching for Spring’s Spawning Suckers

Happy Fish Fry Day! Just like many Wisconsin restaurants, we’ve got fish on the menu today. The special? Suckers with a side of steelhead. Watch as CFL graduate student, John Rodstrom, and post-doc, Allison Moody, search for suckers in a 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 …

Fish Fry Day: Shad, Like Ships, Use Locks to Get Upstream

Happy Fish Fry Day, when, like any good Wisconsin restaurant, we put fish on the menu. Today’s post is shared with permission from The Nature Conservancy‘s “Cool Green Science” blog. Thanks, TNC!  New Research Makes A Strong Case for Fish 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 …

Road Block: Study Maps Stream Barriers in Great Lakes Basin

Over the last several years, state agencies and environmental non-profit organizations have targeted dam removal as a way to quickly improve the health of aquatic ecosystems. Dams keep migratory fish from swimming upriver to spawn, block nutrients from flowing downstream, Read More …