Tag: mussels

May 21, 2021

When we move wildlife, are we spreading pathogens?

When Joshua Brian was studying parasites in freshwater mussels for his PhD, he realized that even at sites right next to one another, mussels had different parasite communities. He and...

September 11, 2017

Stocking helps some Lake Michigan fish more than others

Recreational fishing is a major industry in Lake Michigan, but stocking doesn’t benefit all fish species equally, especially as invasive mussels and other factors deplete nutrients from the waters. To...

September 28, 2015

How Elephant Seals Regulate Mercury Influx

In many ways, elephant seals get a raw deal when it comes to mercury pollution in the ocean. The toxic chemical, the product of mining runoff and other industrial sources,...