In a project funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Ocean Exploration Program, three universities have teamed up to explore the depths of Lake Huron’s Thunder Bay near Alpena, Michigan. Their goal is to develop methods to deploy autonomous underwater robots to search for shipwrecks, and then survey shipwrecks with their sensors. Read the full story by The Alpena News.
Michigan’s health department is recommending people eat no more than one serving per month of Lake Superior smelt, due to elevated levels of PFOS. Read the full story by WNMU – Lansing, MI. Read the full story Tags: Daily News
Lake Erie barely froze this year, causing major issues for ice anglers. Read the full story by Spectrum News. Read the full story Tags: Daily News
Lake County, Ohio, will receive $11.3 million in state funding to construct a much-needed containment basin to store dredged material from the Grand River, to support interstate and international commerce. Read the full story by The Plain Dealer. Read the full story Tags: funding, Daily News
The Michigan Maritime Museum reopened its campus in South Haven in August after a nearly year-long rebuild. A grand opening of the new $3.6 million Maritime Heritage Center took place on September 30, 2022. Read the full story by WWMT – Kalamazoo, MI. Read the full story Tags: Other, Michigan, Daily News
Pesticides are making their way into tributaries around the Great Lakes, many at toxicity levels that exceed federal thresholds considered safe for aquatic life, according to a recent study published in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Read the full story by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Read the full story Tags: Daily News
A key Canadian shipping corridor is the latest waterway struggling with dwindling water levels. Parts of the St. Lawrence River near Montreal have hit 10-year lows. Seaway managers in Canada and the US are monitoring the conditions and considering boosting the flow of water from Lake Ontario to make conditions safer for commercial ships. Read…