SubSurface: Resisting Montana's Underwater Invaders
By Nicky Ouellet
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Montana was invaded last summer. Not by land, not by air, but by water. A microscopic alien showed up in water samples from the Tiber Reservoir, opening the door to a wide range of potentially devastating impacts for Montana's fisheries, outdoor enthusiasts and industries. What happens if Montana fails to stop the coming invasion of zebra and quagga mussels threatening the state's water bodies? MTPR's Nicky Ouellet looks into Montana's future (or one possible future) to see how the invasive mussels changed the Great Lakes region, and examines Montana's efforts to detect and prevent their spread. Learn more about Montana's underwater invaders, on SubSurface, a new podcast from Montana Public Radio, starting November 20, 2017.
||CleanActive Resistance: SubSurface Episode 4||We’ve heard in previous episodes what it’s like to live with invasive zebra and quagga mussels: the costs they can impose, the changes they bring, the clarity they leave in their wake. We learned how they spread, and how managers are working to stay||12/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShell Games: SubSurface Episode 3||Everyone agrees that the goal is to stop invasive zebra and quagga mussels from spreading, but there isn’t consensus on how to do that. This is where Montana is right now. There are a lot of different groups — state, tribal, federal, local and non||12/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Science Of Spread: SubSurface Episode 2||Today, we’re diving into what we know about the mussels - what are they, where did they come from, how did they get here? What can we do to stop them from spreading? We’re trying to understand how those microscopic mussel babies ended up in two Mont||11/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanReporting From The Future: SubSurface Episode 1||This is "SubSurface: Resisting Montana’s Underwater Invaders." I’m Nicky Ouellet, and in our first episode I’m taking us to the Midwest, to lakes where people have been fighting invasive zebra and quagga mussels for decades, to hear, see and smell||11/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSubSurface: Reporting On Montana's Underwater Invasion, Starting Nov 20||Montana was invaded last summer. Not by land, not by air, but by water. A microscopic alien showed up in water samples from the Tiber Reservoir, opening the door to a wide range of potentially devastating impacts for Montana's fisheries, outdoor||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|