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Be prepared before heading to the water

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A few weeks ago, I was in the heartbreaking position of telling a mom and dad that their 9-year-old son had drowned in Lake Michigan.

This is the part of my job, the part that I could do without, the part that keeps me awake at night. As I read through the search paperwork, I noted that this child was only one week younger than my own son. Immediately I was thrust into the "what if" self-questioning that all parents do, and I came up with a few items that all parents or caregivers need to know.   more...

 



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Dozens of songbirds found dead in Lake Superior

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Dozens and perhaps hundreds of migrating songbirds met their doom in Lake Superior last week, apparently succumbing to a brief high wind that pushed them over and into the big lake.

On Wednesday morning, anglers saw what they thought may have been hundreds of the tiny songbirds east of Grand Marais near Paradise Beach.

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources wildlife and enforcement staff responded and collected about 50 of the dead birds, including Swainson's thrushes, white-throated sparrows and various warblers.   more...

 



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Mackinaw impresses many during its sea trials

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MARINETTE, Wis. - Two weeks into its builders' sea trials, the new U.S. Coast Guard cutter Mackinaw is easing into an operational schedule and impressing those who are aboard.

"We're still early in the trials, but it looks like the ship will meet the requirements we've set," stated Capt. Ian Grunther, project manager for the Coast Guard's Great Lakes Icebreaking Capability Replacement Project. The detail is a very lengthy-named phrase for replacing the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Mackinaw that has served the Great Lakes for nearly 62 years while homeported in Cheboygan.   more...


 



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Lake St. Clair conference next week

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Wallaceburg Courier Press — A conference focusing on Lake St. Clair will be held next week in Wallaceburg.
The Lake St. Clair biennial conference will be held Sept. 21-22, at the Oaks Inn.
The theme is improving the understanding of the heart of the Great Lakes. As the title implies, part of the focus will be on educating people on the lake, said organizer Jennifer Vincent of Environment Canada.
“This is very much an effort to try and get as many people as possible who are affected by issues in Lake St. Clair a little bit more educated of what the issues are,” said Vincent.   more...

 



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Fischer Creek fish kill investigated, DNR says

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MANITOWOC — The state Department of Natural Resources said Tuesday it was investigating a “significant” fish kill that left hundreds of fish dead in Fischer Creek between Interstate 43 and the mouth of the waterway at Lake Michigan.

The dead fish ranged from 4 to 30 inches in length and included game species such as rainbow and brook trout, said Steve Surendonk, DNR fisheries technician, who identified a manure spill from dairy operations as a likely cause.

Dead fish were collected and held for evidence and water samples were sent to the state lab of hygiene, in Madison, he said.   more...

 



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Money would go to protect Lake Erie's shoreline

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Lake Erie coastal communities looking for a cash infusion to help protect their shorelines can participate in a special state grant application workshop.
They also can tap into a $250,000 federal coastal management assistance grant program administered by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Office of Coastal Management.   more...


 



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Poisoned Lakes

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No one may be saying thank you, but the Government Accountability Office has done the Great Lakes a favor by pointing out the gaps in efforts to keep long-persisting chemicals out of the water.

In a report made public late last month, the GAO pointed out how little attention anyone pays to harmful substances that get deposited into the lakes from the air and washed into them by storm runoff. While solid progress has been made on reducing what comes out of pipes at factories and sewage treatment plants, the lakes still get hit with chemicals that taint the fish and make them risky food for humans and other wildlife.   more...

 



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LSSU Web site provides view of underwater fish

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SAULT STE. MARIE - A window to the underwater world has recently been established by the Lake Superior State University Aquatics Lab, allowing anyone with Internet service to get a glimpse of what goes on beneath the turbulent waters immediately behind the Edison Sault Power House.

"The majority of them are Atlantic salmon," said Fisheries Biologist Roger Greil operating out of the Aquatics Lab. "We're seeing a few pinks and a fair number of chinooks."

While those who study fish and their habits have employed sophisticated tools and research devices to conduct these activities for many years, it is only in recent weeks that this opportunity has become available to the general public through the university's Web site at www.lssu.edu/arl by clicking on the fish cam link.   more...

 



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Beach cleanup Saturday

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It's a dirty job picking up trash from Great Lakes beaches, but someone has to do it.

Officials at the Alliance for the Great Lakes are hoping thousands of people volunteer for the 15th annual Great Lakes beach cleanup. The cleanup is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The beach cleanup is part of an international effort to pick up trash from beaches around the world. The Washington, D.C.-based Ocean Conservancy started the International Coastal Cleanup in 1986; the annual Great Lakes beach cleanup began in 1991.   more...

 



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What happened to Pataki's promise for Falls?

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NIAGARA FALLS - Gov. George E. Pataki promised in 2001 that the state was going to do for Niagara Falls what it did for Times Square.

Four years later, this hard-bitten city has hardly become a hot spot for tourist-oriented businesses, much less a neon-emblazoned retail mecca.

Main Street is largely a dead zone. Land speculation around the Seneca Niagara Casino has run rampant, but projects have been few. Most of the tourists heading into the Falls keep right on driving, to the Canadian side.

But look a little deeper, and there are unmistakable signs of change.    more...

 



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Conference focuses on Erie Canal

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(September 13, 2005) — Projects along the Erie Canal, the Genesee River and Lake Ontario in Rochester are going in a variety of directions, from bike and walking trails to a residential, office and hotel complex development.

Larry Stid, Rochester's planning director, gave New York State Canal Conference delegates an overview of that waterfront activity Monday during the opening session.   more...

 



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Bald eagle suffers mercury poisoning

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An ailing bald eagle found by an Indiana farmer tested positive for mercury poisoning, but state wildlife officials say it's unclear if the bird was poisoned by eating tainted fish it caught in Indiana waterways.

An environmental watchdog group says Indiana ranks fourth nationally in mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants that end up in the food chain.

''To me, this eagle is sending a very strong message that people should pay attention to,'' said Catherine Bowe of the National Wildlife Federation.  more...

 



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Sunken ferry awaits discovery

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The largest undiscovered shipwreck in Lake Michigan—the Pere Marquette 18—is waiting about 20 miles off Sheboygan where it has been since 1910, according to experts.

But it may not stay undiscovered for long.

Two sought-after shipwrecks were found this summer off the coast of Port Washington—one of which had been the lake’s largest undiscovered wreck—and some divers may now be setting their sights on Sheboygan.   more...

 



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New vistas appear seeing Isle Royale by canoe

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by Jeff Counts

You look nuts,” my son told me as I got into my equipment-packed canoe, pushed off from Rock Harbor on Isle Royale and paddled west toward the Moskey Basin campground.
My son Chris was referring to the way I looked clad in my floppy, felt hat and travel vest. He didn’t look any less sane, dressed in khaki and straining under his 70-pound backpack. “I’ll race you,” I said. And so the trip started.
Isle Royale, the island National Park in western Lake Superior, is accessible only by boat or plane, and is one of the least visited parks in the nation. The island makes Mackinac Island look like New York City. There are no roads, bicycles, horses or shops. Just backpacking trails. The only way to see it is on foot or by boat.
While I may have looked nuts, the island 50 miles off the coast of the Keweenaw Peninsula has been one of sanity for me for more than 35 years. I first visited it in 1967, and the times probably had much to do with my first impression; the Vietnam War was at its height and Detroit, where I was living, had just experienced it’s legendary riot. My belief in humanity was at low ebb, and I was only 19-years-old.
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Clever whale uses fish to catch seagulls

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NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario — An enterprising young killer whale at Marineland has figured out how to use fish as bait to catch seagulls — and shared his strategy with his fellow whales.

Michael Noonan, a professor of animal behavior at Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y., made the discovery by accident while studying orca acoustics.

"One day I noticed one of the young whales appeared to have come up with a procedure for luring gulls down to the pool," the professor said. "I found it interesting so I noted it in my log."

First, the young whale spit regurgitated fish onto the surface of the water, then sank below the water and waited.  more...

 



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