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MAISRC Webinars

Preventing the Spread of Spiny Water Flea
July 1, 2020 at 1:00 PM CDT
If you haven't yet registered, be sure to sign up for the next webinar: Lines Snag Spines! Preventing the Spread of Spiny Water Flea featuring Donn Branstrator & Valerie Brady
About this webinar: When anglers fish on a lake infested with spiny water flea, they risk leaving the lake with infested gear. While there are many anecdotal opinions about what gear is most at risk to ensnare spiny water flea, no empirical data exist. In this study, we tested a variety of common types of angling gear (fishing lines, livewells, bait buckets, anchor ropes, downriggers) in Lake Mille Lacs and Island Lake Reservoir. We measured the number of spiny water flea that become ensnared on the gear, and how ensnarement rate is affected by natural lake density and time of day. Please join us to compare your anecdotal opinion to empirical data, and learn what you can do to help stop the spread of spiny water flea.  Register here.
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The AIS Detectors program at the University of Minnesota is jointly supported by the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center and University of Minnesota Extension. We create volunteer, citizen science, and educational opportunities focusing on aquatic invasive species issues. Our webinar series launched in May 2019 and features webinars on a variety of aquatic invasive species topics. The webinars are always free to attend and closed captioned recordings can be found out our YouTube channel. You can subscribe to our channel here.