Following recent declines in Atlantic and coho salmon populations in Lake Huron due to changing food-web dynamics, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources plans to stock more fish to increase numbers. Read the full story by The Times Herald.
Anthropogenic noises in waterbodies cause hearing loss in fish that may impact their ability to navigate, reproduce and interact with other fish, according to new research from the University of Windsor. Read the full story by the Great Lakes Echo.
The algae bloom is Sandusky Bay is composed of a cyanobacteria called Planktothrix, which behaves differently and survives longer than the Microcystin that blooms in Lake Erie open waters. Read the full story by News 5 – Cleveland.
The U.S. EPA announced it awarded five grants to Ohio organizations to implement projects to improve Great Lakes water quality and wildlife habitat. Read the full story by the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The Port of Oswego received $15 million from New York state to increase the port’s agricultural export capacity. Read the full story by Syracuse.com.
Workers at the agency responsible for navigating foreign vessels through Canadian Great Lakes waters are on strike following labor disputes with the Great Lakes Pilotage Authority. Read the full story by the Toronto Sun.
The Great Lakes Fishery Commission announced last week that sea lamprey populations reached near-record lows in the Great Lakes. The decline in population from near-record high numbers is attributed to elevated spring precipitation levels this year. Read the full...
Detroit Water and Sewerage Department announced that lead levels in Detroit homes were below action levels. These results were following recent changes to Michigan regulations requiring more robust lead testing across the state. Read the full story by Click On...
Climate change became half of the morning discussion at the international conference at the University of Windsor that focuses on ecological health in the Detroit River and Lake Erie. Read the full story by the Windsor Star.
New research indicates that warmer waters in Great Lakes tributaries reduce the effectiveness of sea lamprey removal treatment techniques. The findings suggest greater use of treatment chemicals will be necessary, making control of sea lamprey costlier. Read the full...