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Invasive Shrimp Found in Lake Superior

Invasive Shrimp Found in Lake Superior

12-Apr-2018

As if carp weren’t enough, invasive shrimp have now been found in Lake Superior for the first time. Although only a single shrimp was found, scientists confirmed the bloody-red shrimp (Hemimysis anomala) was found near the Allouez Bay in Lake Superior. The shrimp have been previously found in ...
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Ruling: Indiana Shoreline Belongs to All

Ruling: Indiana Shoreline Belongs to All

06-Apr-2018

The Indiana Supreme Court has ruled that the Lake Michigan shoreline is public property. In a landmark case, the court ruled 4-0 that state-owned land extends up to the ordinary high water mark. This means private property owners cannot claim sections of beach between their homes and the water as pr...
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Marblehead Peninsula Known as "Sandbar" Now Protected

Marblehead Peninsula Known as "Sandbar" Now Protected

31-Mar-2018

A popular peninsula off the coast of Marblehead, Ohio will now be protected. The 68-acre Bay Point property along the Lake Erie shore, known locally as the “Sandbar,” has been acquired by Western Reserve Land Conservancy. The property contains some of the last remaining, undisturbed coas...
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Michigan Line Spills 1M Gallons of Sewage

Michigan Line Spills 1M Gallons of Sewage

29-Mar-2018

For nearly seven weeks, a broken sewer line under a northwest Michigan bay spilled 1.1 million gallons of raw sewage undetected. The line runs under a bridge where the Betsie River flows into Betsie Bay. In a report to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Elberta Village officials ...
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Invasive Carp Challenge Winner Announced

Invasive Carp Challenge Winner Announced

29-Mar-2018

The winners of Michigan’s Great Lakes Invasive Carp Challenge have been announced. Edem Tsikata, a software consultant in Boston, won the $200,000 first prize for his design. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced the competition last year to catalyze efforts to prevent invasive Asian carp f...
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RAEON to Collect Real-Time Lakes Data

RAEON to Collect Real-Time Lakes Data

23-Mar-2018

The Real-time Aquatic Ecosystem Observation Network (RAEON) has received $15.9 million in funding for some high-tech monitoring of the Great Lakes. Researchers will use the funds on a number of items, including technology that will allow them to better monitor tagged fish, water temperatures and alg...
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Baysail Seeking Deckhands

Baysail Seeking Deckhands

13-Mar-2018

Baysail, based in Bay City, Michigan, is seeking adventurous, friendly deckhands to support voyages on the tall ship schooners Appledore IV and Appledore V. Deckhands will be expected to work on shipboard education programs, public sails and private charters on the Saginaw River, Saginaw Bay and oth...
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WI Gov. Pulls Marine Sanctuary Nomination

WI Gov. Pulls Marine Sanctuary Nomination

08-Mar-2018

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has decided to pull a nomination to make an area off the coast of Wisconsin in Lake Michigan a National Marine Sanctuary. The designation would have given dozens of offshore shipwrecks federal protections. Walker sent a letter to the National Oceanic and Atmos...
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Enbridge and Michigan Come To Agreement on Line 5 Pipeline

Enbridge and Michigan Come To Agreement on Line 5 Pipeline

23-Feb-2018

In December, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed an agreement requiring Enbridge, the owner of Line 5, to take immediate steps to improve environmental protection for the Great Lakes and other state waterways. “Business as usual by Enbridge is not acceptable, and we are going to ensure the h...
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Environmentalists Push For Lake Erie Impairment Declaration

Environmentalists Push For Lake Erie Impairment Declaration

14-Feb-2018

Environmentalists and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continue to wrangle over Lake Erie’s classification under the Clean Water Act. Environmentalists are now pushing for a court ruling that would force the EPA to declare the Ohio portion of western Lake Erie as impaired. M...
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