NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory

The latest news and information about NOAA research in and around the Great Lakes

News and Media

Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia

Workshop at BGSU reveals latest tools in algae fight – Sentinel-Tribune – Nov. 21, 2017

Too Little Phosphorus, The lowdown on phosphorus levels – Current Cast – Nov. 17, 2017

Water Levels & Temperature

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

Rising lake shows no sign of relent – Ozaukee Press – Nov. 29, 2017

Waves and Currents

Lake Erie tsunamis caused by extreme weather not earthquakes – The Columbus Dispatch – February 24, 2018

Prevalence and danger of little known tsunami type revealed – Cosmos – February 19, 2018

There’s a Type of Tsunami on the Great Lakes You May Not Have Heard of Before – The Weather Channel – February 13, 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

More than two-thirds of Great Lakes area covered ice – Detroit Free Press – February 13, 2018

How did we get lake-effect snow from a mostly frozen lake? – Buffalo News – January 17, 2018

Great Lakes ice coverage skyrockets in four weeks during deep freeze – WXYZ Detroit – Jan. 5, 2018

Invasive Species

GLANSIS: A ‘one-stop shop’ for information on aquatic invaders – MSU Extension – February 25, 2018

Saginaw Bay perch populations up against the wall(eye) – Great Lakes Echo – Dec. 1, 2017

Report: Asian Carp Still a threat to Lake Erie – Sandusky Register – Nov. 6, 2017

New partnership will update, enhance important Great Lakes database on non-native species – MSU Extension – Nov. 3, 2017

Climate & Weather

NOAA Study: Climate Change Affecting Great Lakes – WKAR – August 14, 2017

Technology

Hurricane recordings point to possible future for Great Lakes monitoring – Great Lakes Echo – Nov. 28, 2017

Researchers Discover Two Historic Shipwrecks – MTU News – September 5, 2017

History meets technology in shipwreck alley – Marine Technology – April 11, 2017

News & Media Archives (2016-2017)