2017 Issue

Harvey Bootsma stands by the Lake Express ferry.

When Lake Michigan burps

Harvey Bootsma studies, among other things, the yearly discharge of carbon dioxide from from the lake into the atmosphere. The event could offer insights into maintaining a healthy food chain and the role of lakes in climate change.

Russell Cuhel gathers water samples.

Aqua detectives

Freshwater scientists discovered a Lake Michigan mystery, and meticulously documented data to solve it.

Beachcomber

A UWM-constructed buoy observes Milwaukee’s Bradford Beach to ensure public health.