Latest Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory Stories
NOAA and its research partners predict that western Lake Erie will have a significant bloom of cyanobacteria, a toxic blue-green algae, during the 2014 bloom season in late summer.
Scientists from NASA and NOAA developed a new technique that uses satellites to monitor the ice cover of the Great Lakes.
The Great Lakeâ€™s ice cover has gradually reduced by 30 percent since the 1970s, causing the biggest source of freshwater to become vulnerable to evaporation and poor water levels, say the scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Lake Michigan's ecosystem is being threatened by a quick producing, tiny snail. The invasive creature has scientists worrying about the lake's balance.
Throughout the overlooked depths of Lake Michigan and other Great Lakes, a small but important animal is rapidly disappearing.