May 17th, 2010
Lovers of California’s picturesque Lake Tahoe long have lamented development’s effect on the lake’s legendary deep blue water and high transparency. Now, a study by Miami University’s Global Change Limnology Laboratory suggests that the change may be a threat to native fish species, too.
According to the group, maintaining high ultraviolet (UV) transparency may be the key to reducing invasion of warm-water fish, such as bluegill. The study, led by Andrew Tucker, doctoral student in zoology at Miami, is published in the March issue of the journal Ecology.