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The Great Lakes’ frigid fresh water used to keep shipwrecks well preserved. Now, an invasive mussel is destroying shipwrecks, forcing archeologists and amateur historians into a race against time to find as many sites as they can. Read the full story by The Associated Press.
Only about 15 percent of the cumulative lake floor in the Great Lakes has ever been mapped in significant detail. Hoping to fix that is the project Lakebed 2030, an ambitious effort to map the totality of the Great Lakes by the end of the decade. Read the full story by The Leelanau Ticker.
More than 9 million fish from state hatcheries have been added to the Great Lakes and inland waters across Michigan so far this year as part of the state’s annual stocking program. Read the full story by The Detroit News.
t has been claimed there are 10,000 wrecks in the Great Lakes. Those in the Lower Georgian Bay represent an interesting glimpse into Ontario’s rich marine heritage. Read the full story by Barrie Today.
Planners are in the early stages of an 18-month, $1.4 million project to plan a sustainable, climate-resilient future for Lakewood, Ohio’s coast. The plan will involve working with building owners to find a long-term erosion control measure. Read the full story by The Plain Dealer.
Five flamingos have been spotted on Lake Michigan in Port Washington, Wisconsin, just north of Milwaukee. Audubon Florida speculates the birds were flying between Cuba and the Yucatan and got diverted by Hurricane Idalia. Read the full story by WDJT-TV – Milwaukee, WI.
The historic Great Lakes car ferry, S.S. Badger will receive a $600,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration. The contribution will go towards an ongoing feasibility analysis to convert the coal-fired steamship into a zero-emission ferry vessel. Read the full story by Trains.
The Goodtime I, based in Sandusky, Ohio, was stalled between Kelley’s Island and Marblehead due to an engine problem. The vessel was eventually towed back to shore. Read the full story by WKYC-TV – Cleveland, OH.
Business groups and environmental groups filed amicus briefs in a case the Michigan Supreme Court will settle regarding manure spreading on farm fields. Read the full story by Michigan Radio.
Since the early 2000s, Black River, a nearly 15-mile waterway in Alcona County, Michigan that flows into Lake Huron, has had an issue where sand moves and builds up at the mouth that lets water into Lake Huron. Solutions to fix the problem vary. Read the full story by The Alpena News.