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2008-06-30 21:02:23

By OUTDOORS JIM MORRIS Folks around Milwaukee are concerned about the disease viral hemorrhagic septicemia being found in yellow perch in Lake Michigan. Well, Wisconsin folks, welcome to the club. VHS, obviously, is making its way around the Great Lakes. Those of us who frequent Lake Erie saw VHS in action in 2006 when it killed a large number of freshwater drum -- sheephead -- and some yellow perch. Since then, tests have shown VHS is contained in other species of Lake Erie...

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2008-06-19 00:10:00

CHICAGO -- When thousands of bloody, hemorrhaging fish recently turned up on the Lake Michigan shore south of Milwaukee, it confirmed the worst fears of scientists worried that an Ebola-like virus stalking Great Lakes fish would strike closer to Chicago. The dead fish were round gobies, a small invasive species that many feel is better off dead. But unlike many other diseases that tend to hit one or two types of fish, this viral strain has led to large fish kills involving more than 30...

2008-06-18 12:00:29

By JIM MORRIS OUT DOORS Ohio has finally made its contribution toward passing the Great Lakes Protection Agreement. Now it's up to Michigan and Pennsylvania to finish the job. On June 10, the Ohio House of Representatives and Senate passed the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact, an agreement to protect the Great Lakes from diversions and unregulated water withdrawals. "As a Michigan resident, it pains me to say that the Buckeyes have beaten the...

2008-06-17 06:00:17

By Steve Pollick, The Blade, Toledo, Ohio Jun. 17--A hook-billed shorebird known as a whimbrel has made an amazing 3,200-mile flight in fewer than 146 hours from the Delmarva Peninsula on the East Coast to breeding grounds in the High Arctic on the Alaska-Yukon border, stopping briefly en route in the western Lake Erie marshes. Researchers from the Center for Conservation Biology at the College of William and Mary and The Nature Conservancy tracked the bird, an adult female nicknamed...

2008-06-16 00:00:10

By Debra Erdley Eco-tourism was starting to gain traction 10 years ago when a friend called Tom Fuhrman, concerned about the stretch of forested Lake Erie wilderness shoreline where they'd hunted for years. The massive trees -- tulip poplars, wild black cherry, oak, maple and hemlock -- on the old Coho site, the last stretch of undeveloped Great Lakes shoreline in Pennsylvania, had been marked with orange spray paint. "It was 1998 on the first day of hunting season," Fuhrman recalled. "I...

2008-04-10 18:00:19

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SANDUSKY, Ohio - Lake Erie charter boat captains who venture into Canadian waters to look for fish won't need to phone ahead after all so the U.S. government can run background checks on their passengers. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials also have decided to relax rules on requiring passengers on charter trips to have a passport or two forms of identification. Charter captains who make their living taking people out on fishing excursions are happy...

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2007-12-23 06:00:00

Six quadrillion gallons of water. That's a 6 followed by 15 zeroes. It's how much water is in Lakes Erie, Huron, Michigan, Ontario and Superior -- enough to cover an area the size of the lower 48 states to a depth of 91/2 feet. And to a drought-stricken Southeast and perennially parched Southwest, it's very tempting. On the campaign trail in September, Democratic presidential candidate and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson suggested that water from the Great Lakes could be piped to Las...

2007-12-08 06:00:00

By Daly, Pete GRAND HAVEN - Business was good this year for some of the charter fishing operators on Lake Michigan - in spite of expensive gasoline, a weak Michigan economy, smaller salmon, and threats from invasive species and fish diseases. Key to their success is how many chinook salmon customers catch. "As far as tourism and charter fishing, the big hype is on (chinook) salmon," said Dick Stafford, who runs a charter business out of Gladstone near Escanaba, and who is president of the...

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2007-08-15 16:30:00

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Erosion caused by dredging and other human activities on the St. Clair River is causing Lakes Huron and Michigan to lose 2.5 billion gallons of water daily, according to a private Canadian study. Like a bathtub drain, the artificially deepened river is funneling vast amounts of water into Lake Erie, where it flows east to Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River before eventually being lost to the Atlantic Ocean, says the study released Tuesday. Sponsored by the...

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2007-05-22 19:20:51

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A deadly, fast-spreading aquatic virus is reaching epidemic proportions in New York's two Great Lakes and has already spread into the Finger Lakes region in upstate New York, a Cornell University fisheries expert said Tuesday. The viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus - or VHS - has now been identified in 19 species in Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, including muskellunge, New York's No. 2 sport fish, said Paul Bowser, a professor of aquatic animal medicine in the College of...


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2009-07-21 15:56:27

The snowbelt is a North American region that lies downwind of the Great lakes, where heavy snowfall is common on mostly the eastern and southern shores of the Great Lakes. Lake-effect snow is caused by cold air picking up moisture while crossing the lake and then releasing it as snow when the air cools over land. Throughout much of the winter, lakes produce lake-effect snow and continuously cloudy skies. This phenomenon continues as long as the air temperature is colder than the water...

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  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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