Wednesday Evening Lectures Special Event

Underwater Marvels: The Fisheries of Lake Superior

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

7:00pm to 8:00pm

 

Free and open to the public!

Madeline Island Wilderness Preserve  In association with Madeline Island Wilderness Preserve.

Underwater Marvels: The Fisheries of Lake Superior

 

Speaker: Titus Seilheimer, PhD Fisheries Specialist, University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute

The depths of Lake Superior are home to a diverse and largely unseen aquatic ecosystem. Anglers and seafood fans are familiar with Lake Trout and Lake Whitefish, but the lake is home to many other species from deepwater ciscos to the burbot.

Mr. Seilheimer will discuss the status of Lake Superior’s fisheries and food web, as well as future threats from invasive species like Asian Carp.

If you’ve ever wondered what is happening under the water, then this is a talk you won’t want to miss!

 
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Titus Seilheimer, PhD Fisheries Specialist, University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute.

Titus joined the Wisconsin Sea Grant Advisory Services team in December of 2012 and is based in UW Sea Grant’s Manitowoc Office, on the UW-Manitowoc campus. Titus holds a Ph.D. in biology from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, where he studied fish habitat in Great Lakes coastal wetlands. Before accepting his position with Wisconsin Sea Grant, Titus worked as a research ecologist for the U.S. Forest Service’s Northern Research Station in St. Paul, Minnesota, developing water quality models for the Western Great Lakes. He also led research on fish habitat in springs and the classification of river flow regimes at Oklahoma State University, and he assessed the impacts of flow regime change on fish assemblages at Cornell University.


 

Location

Madeline Island Museum
Madeline Island Museum, 226 Colonel Woods Ave
La Pointe, WI 54850-0009

Location Information

The museum, composed of three historic island structures and the modern Capser Center, contains exhibits detailing Wisconsin history from 17th-century exploration and the era of the fur trade to the arrival of summer tourists, known as cottagers, in the early 20th century.

Accessibility Information

Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals requiring wheelchairs for mobility. Call ahead to make arrangements.