The past, present and future of research on the Great Lakes
You can’t effectively study the Great Lakes by simply looking at them from above the water. All the action lies beneath the surface.
Faculty and staff members at UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences sail Lake Michigan aboard a converted vintage Army T-boat when they need to conduct research. On this episode of Curious Campus, we talk with Max Morgan, captain of the research vessel Neeskay, and Harvey Bootsma, a professor of freshwater sciences.
Morgan and Boostma discuss topics including the impact of quagga mussels, the importance of buoys and what it’s like to work on the Neeskay. They also help us take a peek into the future of research on the Great Lakes.