A super cool video on water quality monitoring in North Carolina, the research involved and how it can lead to the discovery of new stonefly species. Also includes some epic slow motion video of these new stoneflies taking flight.
From Ant Lab: “Did you know that describing new species of aquatic insects, like stoneflies, can help monitor freshwater pollution levels? I didn’t. But I spent a few days with some researchers learning about their work and how the entomology has an extraordinary mix of basic (describing new species) and applied (monitoring pollution levels) research goals.”