Author: Great Lakes Commission

Why are there so many gulls downtown some days?

On any winter day in Cleveland, hundreds and sometimes thousands of gulls can be spotted in the shipping channels. But what brings them all to the area? Dr. Andy Jones, the curator of ornithology at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, says the gulls are there to eat. Read the full story by WEWS-TV –…

Soo Locks closing for seasonal repair, maintenance

Every year, the Corps of Engineers uses the winter period to perform maintenance to keep the Soo Locks operating. This year, the Soo Locks will close to marine traffic beginning 11:59 p.m. Jan. 15 through 12:01 a.m. March 25. Read the full story by WLUC-TV – Negaunee, MI. Read the full story Tags: Daily News,…

Great Lakes researchers predict record-low ice coverage

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory’s most recent projection shows that only 12.3% of the lakes’ surfaces are likely to freeze before spring. Read and hear the full story by Michigan Radio. Read the full story Tags: Daily News, Michigan

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