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A deadly fish disease has been confirmed in yellow perch in Lake Michigan, Wisconsin environmental officials report.
Throughout the overlooked depths of Lake Michigan and other Great Lakes, a small but important animal is rapidly disappearing.
Counting dead birds along Lake Michigan's Upper Peninsula shoreline last November was mind-numbing, even emotional for wildlife biologist Joe Kaplan.
Double-crested cormorant populations on Green Bay and Lake Michigan in northeastern Wisconsin are expected to fall in the coming years.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration water gauges showed that on Christmas Eve the surface of the lake had dropped to about 575 feet, 9 inches above sea level. The record low for the lake, set in April 1964, is actually a few inches above that.
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.
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.
A "drain hole" in the St. Clair River caused by dredging and other commercial projects is costing Lakes Huron and Michigan a combined 2.5 billion gallons of water each day, according to a Canadian study released Tuesday.
Wind, a lack of rain and generous sunshine have combined to keep beaches on the southern shore of Lake Michigan bacteria-free and inviting to swimmers so far this summer.
Elevated E. coli levels has caused a four-fold increase in Lake Michigan beach closings this year, it was reported Sunday. High temperatures, a few rainy downpours and sea gull feces may have contributed to the closings and a dozen additional advisory alerts, the Chicago Tribune reported.