UWM Researching Lake Michigan’s Aquatic Life Habitats

Posted by Tom Luljak from WUWM 89.7 

One of my favorite rides – either by bike or car – is along Milwaukee’s incredible lakefront. While there are a lot of rivers and inland lakes in our state, none of them rival the majesty of Lake Michigan.

While the sight of miles of open water never grows old, hidden from our view is what is going on under the surface.

On this edition of UWM Today, we are going to learn about a fascinating research project that will give us a much better idea of the habitats of aquatic life in the lake and detailed maps that could lead to the restoration of fish populations just off Milwaukee’s shores.

John Janssen, a professor at UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences, is joined by Kim Beckman, associate professor of design and visual communications in UWM’s Peck School of the Arts. They’re collaborating on a unique program that is revealing some of Lake Michigan’s secrets.

Listen to the conversation.