Tag Zoology

Zebra mussels hang on while quagga mussels take over

June 16, 2009

The zebra mussels that have wreaked ecological havoc on the Great Lakes are harder to find these days - not because they are dying off, but because they are being replaced by a cousin, the quagga mussel. But zebra mussels still dominate in fast-moving streams and rivers.

Curiosities: Can dogs be trained not to bark?

April 25, 2007

"Yes, absolutely," said canine authority and UW–Madison adjunct associate professor of zoology Patricia McConnell. When confronting the natural tendency of our…