Have you ever heard of the magical, mystical freshwater jellyfish? This field season, we caught a few freshwater jellyfish in Crooked Lake in Waterloo Recreation Area in southeast Michigan, as well as Bishop Lake near Brighton, MI.
Meet Henry, our lab pet. His scientific name is Craspedacusta sowerbii. He likes to eat zooplankton, but Daphnia spp. are his favorite.
Sharon the Shark
Since we work in the Ruthven Natural History Museum building, we are lucky to enjoy many different kinds of preserved specimen and life size models. We are fortunate enough to have our very own lab mascot, Sharon the Shark! We like to dress her up for the holidays.