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Stories From the Streams: Stream Fever

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Discover why streams that are too warm endanger the habitats of mayflies and other life sustaining insects. Episode 3 in the “Stories from the Streams” series from WHYY TV12.

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Salting for Safety is Taking a Toll

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In some areas, salt is necessary for safe winter driving and walking. But we have to decide how much is too much and what price we are paying for it.

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Stories From the Streams: Salty Streams

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How salty is too salty? Road salt keeps travelers safe in winter but can pose a serious threat to nearby streams. Episode 5 in the “Stories from the Streams” series from WHYY TV12.

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Temperature affects acute mayfly responses to elevated salinity: implications for toxicity of road de-icing salts

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Jackson, J.K., and D.H. Funk. 2018. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 374(1764).

New Entomologist Cuts Her Own Path

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A year spent backpacking on the West Coast ignited a passion for fresh water in Maria Scarborough, the newest addition to our Entomology Group.

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Maria Scarborough

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Meet Our 2018 Summer Interns!

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The internship experience allows undergraduates to see if they have the passion and fortitude necessary to meet the challenges of a research career.

Get Your Freshwater Science Taxonomic Certification

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Through the accurate and precise identification of these organisms, you will be better prepared to record taxonomic data for biomonitoring programs.

Brachycentridae (brachycentrid caddisflies)

#MysteryMacro Quiz Answers

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Spoiler alert! These are the ANSWERS for the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Facebook #MysteryMacro questions featuring photos by Stroud Center entomologist Dave Funk.