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News and Media

Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia

Smaller summer harmful algal bloom forecast for western Lake Erie – OSU News – July 12, 2018 

Mussel ‘spits out’ toxic microcystin, plays part in Erie algae – 13abc Toledo – June 7, 2018

Invasive Species

Town Hall: Detecting Invasive Species in the Great Lakes (video) – WGTE – April 26, 2018

Cameras aim dredge at Lake Michigan mussels – Great Lakes Echo – April 23, 2018

Preserve the Great Lakes ecosystem – Michigan Radio – April 18, 2018

Mussel madness: They came, they conquered, they calmed down – GreenWire – April 4, 2018

Snow & Ice

North winds push ice out of lake and into St. Clair River – The Times Herald – March 20, 2018

Rare Blue Ice Formations are Creating Stunning Shorelines in Michigan – Thrillist – March 1, 2018

Blue ice appears in Michigan’s Straits of Mackinac – 10 News – February 27, 2018

Water Levels & Temperature

What happens when Lake Superior has too much water? It dumps it into an already overflowing Lake Michigan – Chicago Tribune – July 19, 2018

Lake Erie inches from reaching record levels – The Monroe News – July 3, 2018

Great Lakes water temperatures skyrocket after weekend of record warmth – MLive – May 29, 2018

Shoreline Erosion: Changes threaten Lake Erie coast – Sandusky Register – May 19, 2018

Speaker Explains Great Lakes Water Level Changes – Blackburn News – May 14, 2018

KEEPING TABS on Superior’’s majestic expanse: Lake’s ice, water levels above average for season – The Mining Journal – March 11, 2018

Waves and Currents

What is a meteotsunami? – Accuweather – June 12, 2018 

Meteotsunamis on the Great Lakes? Here’s what they are and how they form – ClickOnDetroit – May 16, 2018

Animation shows how 2 meteotsunamis formed on Lake Michigan in one day – MLive – May 15, 2018

Two Meteotsunamis Form on Lake Michigan in One Day – The Weather Channel – May 14, 2018

Observations & Technology

Lakebed mapping project underway on Sheboygan’s Lake Michigan coast – Sheboygan Press – June 13, 2018

 

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