Almanack Contributor Margaret Murphy

Margaret Murphy

Margaret Murphy is a principal scientist and owner of Integrated Aquatic Sciences, LLC in Lake Placid and adjunct assistant professor at SUNY-ESF.  She has over 25 years experience in fisheries and aquatic ecology focusing on monitoring; physical, chemical, and biological assessment; and restoration of natural aquatic resources in the Adirondacks.  While growing up in Syracuse, she spent her childhood exploring the Adirondacks from her family camp near Old Forge and became a full time resident 5 years ago - fulfilling a life long dream of living and working in the Adirondacks - to work on conserving our aquatic systems and fisheries for future generations.  You can reach Margaret at

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Non-Native Jellyfish Found In Newcomb ‘Heritage Lake’

View of Wolf Lake during summer 2016A SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry undergraduate received the Hudson River Foundation’s Polgar Fellowship this summer to conduct water sampling in Wolf Lake on SUNY-ESF’s Huntington Wildlife Forest (HWF) under my guidance.

Sampling will be conducted to determine if water quality changes observed over the past few summers in Wolf Lake might be due to a relatively unknown but widespread organism, the freshwater jellyfish Craspedacusta sowerbii. » Continue Reading.