Bigheaded carp pose big threat, new model suggests

Bigheaded carp are a big threat to yellow perch, according to a new model that forecasts what would happen over the next several decades if bighead and silver carp made it into Lake Huron’s Saginaw Bay. 

Communicating science with art: how are fish and us alike?

by Weiting Du

We like fish. And we are like fish. Two Michigan State University scientists recently displayed that similarity through art. Ingo Braasch and Julia Ganz, researchers at the university’s Department of Integrative Biology, compiled videos and photos taken during their research into artwork named “Life in Technicolor: The Art of Fish Development and Evolution.” They showed it at a recent MSU science-art exhibition. The art is a byproduct of differentiating types of cells to better study them.

Fish guts show changes on the Lake Huron menu

Alewives were once an important food source for top predators and popular gamefish such as salmon and lake trout. But Great Lakes populations of the small fish started to decline in the early 1980s.