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Algae scooped out of Maumee Bay in Lake. Photo by Mark Brush / Michigan Radio
Algae scooped out of Maumee Bay in Lake. Photo by Mark Brush / Michigan Radio

Warmer waters fuel toxic algal blooms in the Great Lakes

Big, ugly algal blooms are reappearing in the western basin (and sometimes the central basin) of Lake Erie. The blooms happen when excess nutrients - mostly phosphorus - run off into the lake from farms and sewage treatment plants. Some of these kinds of algae produce toxins that are among the most powerful natural poisons on Earth.  Go to full article
Researchers pulling in a trawl net on the USGS <em>Muskie</em>. Photo by Jennifer Szweda Jordan
Researchers pulling in a trawl net on the USGS Muskie. Photo by Jennifer Szweda Jordan

Too warm for that perch dinner?

Yellow perch are a staple of firehouse and church fish fries, and the delicate fish was once plentiful in the Great Lakes.

But warmer lake waters in a changing climate threaten the yellow perch population -- as well as other popular cool water fish, like walleye.  Go to full article

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