Clean Lakes 101 - Microbes and the Mercury in My Fish Fry
Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Mercury is a toxin that is frequently found at unhealthy levels in fish, including those in our Wisconsin lakes. Believe it or not, microorganisms are responsible for this! Microbes possess extraordinarily diverse and sophisticated physiologies, communication strategies, and mechanisms of evolution. This talk will reveal how and why microbes play around with mercury. Speaker: Trina McMahon, professor of civil and environmental engineering, and bacteriology.