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Introduced, a podcast from the Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute, is all about aquatic invaders and stories from our changing waters.

Introduced University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute

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Introduced, a podcast from the Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute, is all about aquatic invaders and stories from our changing waters.

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    Introduced, a new podcast from Wisconsin Sea Grant, is all about aquatic invaders and stories from our changing waters. Subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, or Google Play.

    • 1 min
    1. Crayfish, cargo and chaos: How we got here

    1. Crayfish, cargo and chaos: How we got here

    • 52 min
    2. The ones that live in your house

    2. The ones that live in your house

    While on a field trip, a UW-Madison class discovers a feral goldfish in a local stream. Their find is only the beginning of Wisconsin’s pet problems.
    Special thanks to our guests Rob Mooney, Ben Martin, Dr. John Lyons and Jamie Kozloski.
    Ben and Rob’s goldfish find: https://blog.limnology.wisc.edu/2019/04/23/students-solve-case-of-the-mystery-fish-on-uw-madison-fieldtrip/
    Habitattitude:https://www.habitattitude.net/
    Kingdom Animalia Exotic Animal Rescue:https://www.facebook.com/Kingdom-Animalia-Exotic-Animal-Rescue-348867648486080/

    Find Wisconsin Sea Grant in all of the following places:
    Wisconsin Sea Grant: https://seagrant.wisc.edu
    Wisconsin Water Resources Institute: https://wri.wisc.edu
    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/UWiscSeaGrant
    Twitter:https://twitter.com/UWiscSeaGrant

    • 45 min
    3. Bringing home the Beetles

    3. Bringing home the Beetles

    When a showy, fuchsia plant runs amok in Wisconsin wetlands, researchers send a tiny beetle to the rescue. But the beetle isn’t native here, either.
    Resources:
    Identifying Purple Loosestrife: https://www.seagrant.wisc.edu/our-work/focus-areas/ais/invasive-species/invasive-species-fact-sheets/plants/purple-loosestrife/
    Beetle Smorgasbord and other resources for teachers: https://dnr.wi.gov/files/PDF/pubs/ss/SS0981.pdf
    Raising your own beetles: https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Invasives/loosestrife.html
    Special thanks to our guests Molly Bodde, Tim Campbell, Brock Woods and Jeanne Scherer. 

    Find Wisconsin Sea Grant in all of the following places:
    Wisconsin Sea Grant: https://seagrant.wisc.edu
    Wisconsin Water Resources Institute: https://wri.wisc.edu
    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/UWiscSeaGrant
    Twitter:https://twitter.com/UWiscSeaGrant

    • 47 min
    4. The carp are coming (Asian Carp part 1)

    4. The carp are coming (Asian Carp part 1)

    Wisconsin Sea Grant takes a trip to the world’s largest electric fish dispersal barriers, just south of Chicago. These barriers are sending electricity into the canal for one purpose- to keep Asian Carp from swimming into the Great Lakes. 

    EDIT: In this episode, we state that the dense and reproducing carp population is 20 miles downstream of the electric carp barriers. This is incorrect - the dense and reproducing Asian Carp population is located 100 miles downstream of the barriers in the Peoria and La Grange pools of the Illinois River.

    Special thanks to our guests Duane Chapman, Tim Campbell, Kevin Irons, Elena Blevins and Titus Seilheimer. Thank you to the US Army Corps of Engineers and Chuck Shea for a tour of the electric barriers.  
     
    How to identify Bighead, Silver, Black, and Grass Carp: http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/species-especes/profiles-profils/asiancarp-carpeasiatique-eng.html
     
    Up-to-date information about Asian Carp in the US: http://asiancarp.us/ 

    • 47 min
    5. From revered to reviled

    5. From revered to reviled

    How does a group of fish valued in their home range come to be some of America’s most reviled villains? Sydney and Bonnie explore a surprising collaboration between American and Chinese researchers, and see how Ontario is bracing for an Asian Carp introduction.
     
    Special thanks to our guests Duane Chapman, Yushun Chen and Rebecca Schroeder
     
    Flying Fish, Great Dish video featuring Duane Chapman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1NVUV8yhmU

    Asian Carp recipes from Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant: https://iiseagrant.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Asian-Carp-Cuisine_PrintQuality.pdf

    More on the Modified Unified Method: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPqF65sNesM
     
    Identifying Bighead, Silver, Black, and Grass Carp: http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/species-especes/profiles-profils/asiancarp-carpeasiatique-eng.html
     
    Up-to-date information about Asian Carp in the US: http://asiancarp.us/  

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Chick bomb ,

Keeping up to date!

I work in natural resources but haven’t been in Wisconsin for awhile. I love staying up to date on what’s happening throughout my state! I love the humor and science these guys give!

*Another News Consumer ,

Keeps you company

Bonnie and Sydney are a warm and friendly pressence on the show, and feature a wide range of guests. Who knew AIS was so interesting?

AlBeWalking ,

Who knew AIS could be so interesting?!

This podcast does an awesome job of weaving fascinating human stories with critical biological information, which makes it a joy to listen to. The hosts delve into the topics with genuine curiosity and sprinkles of humor, and bring in insightful guests. I highly recommend it to anybody who enjoys and cares about the waters of Wisconsin (and the world)!

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