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2008-05-29 03:35:00

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Throughout the overlooked depths of Lake Michigan and other Great Lakes, a small but important animal is rapidly disappearing. Until recently, the animal - a shrimplike, energy-dense creature called Diporeia - was a major food source for commercially important species like lake whitefish and many prey fish upon which salmon, trout and walleye rely. Scientists are employing new research methods in a quest to explain their population freefall, which threatens to...

2008-02-17 12:00:23

By Sam Cook, Duluth News-Tribune, Minn. Feb. 17--Most of the ice on Lake Superior this winter is unreliable. It's there one day, blown out the next. Or it's there one day, then piled up in crinkly windrows along shore the next. It isn't the kind of ice a trout angler can count on. But inside the protective breakwalls of the nearly completed McQuade Public Boat Access, anglers have discovered thick, smooth ice that the big lake cannot tamper with. On Tuesday afternoon, four or five...

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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...

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2007-11-02 00:00:00

By JOHN FLESHER TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - Video images from the St. Clair River bottom show no evidence of erosion causing water levels on Lakes Michigan and Huron to drop, scientists working for a U.S.-Canadian advisory group said Thursday. Leaders of the research team said the findings were preliminary, and that it was too early to judge the validity of a Canadian group's contention that erosion on the upper portion of the river is a leading culprit in the two lakes' steady decline since the...

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2007-03-09 10:55:00

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Chased into the Lake Superior shallows, mauled and left for dead by fellow wolves, the young female struggled to shore and collapsed. A lone male came to the rescue, licking her wounds and staying on as she recovered. Together they formed a successful and prolific pack, with the female bearing at least 19 pups. But their love story has ended tragically: A rival pack killed the female this winter, a year after fatally attacking her mate as he munched on a moose...

2006-07-05 12:48:27

Corrects ranking of Great Lakes in paragraph three as source of freshwater from world's largest to second-largest after Siberia's Lake Baikal. By Jonathan Spicer TORONTO (Reuters) - Several massive vessels have run aground on Michigan's Saginaw River this shipping season, caught in shallow waters a few miles from Lake Huron. The river port is as shallow as 13 feet in a passage that is supposed to be 22 feet deep, a sign of low water levels in North America's five Great Lakes --...

2006-07-04 00:34:58

By Jonathan Spicer TORONTO (Reuters) - Several massive vessels have run aground on Michigan's Saginaw River this shipping season, caught in shallow waters a few miles from Lake Huron. The river port is as shallow as 13 feet in a passage that is supposed to be 22 feet deep, a sign of low water levels in North America's five Great Lakes -- Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario. Water levels declined in 1998 and have remained low, forcing ships to take on lighter loads and...

2006-07-03 10:15:00

By Jonathan Spicer TORONTO (Reuters) - Several massive vessels have run aground on Michigan's Saginaw River this shipping season, caught in shallow waters a few miles from Lake Huron. The river port is as shallow as 13 feet in a passage that is supposed to be 22 feet deep, a sign of low water levels in North America's five Great Lakes -- Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario. Water levels declined in 1998 and have remained low, forcing ships to take on lighter loads and sparking...

2005-12-02 11:41:09

ATHENS, Ga. "“ Lake Superior has a new native resident.  It's been hanging around the shore for years, but until now it was regarded as an intercontinental drifter, not a homegrown local. So say Rebecca Bixby of the University of Georgia and fellow researchers Mark Edlund of the Science Museum of Minnesota and Eugene Stoermer from the University of Michigan. In the latest issue of Diatom Research, the scientists describe a new species of diatom, Hannaea superiorensis, found...

2005-08-04 13:27:00

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Long-distance swimmer Jim Dreyer survived rip currents and the chilly waters of Lake Superior to complete a U.S.-Canada crossing of the largest of the Great Lakes, a supporter said on Thursday. The more than 50-mile swim in which Dreyer, 41, towed a raft with supplies and a global positioning system transponder, began Aug. 1 at Whitefish Point, on Michigan's Upper Peninsula, and ended roughly 84 hours later on Wednesday at Gargantua Bay near Wawa, Ontario, Canada. "He...


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Isle Royale National Park
2013-04-18 00:37:38

Isle Royal National Park is located in the state of Michigan in the United States. The park contains 571,790 acres of land and water. Its mains feature is Isle Royale, the largest island in Lake Superior that stretches over forty-five miles. The park also contains four hundred smaller islands and the water that connects them. The park was established in 1940, designated as a Wilderness Area in 1976, and designated as an International Biosphere Reserve in 1980. Isle Royal once hosted a...

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2008-04-30 23:59:32

The Sea Lamprey (Petromyzon marinus), is a parasitic lamprey found on the Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America, in the western Mediterranean Sea, and in the Great Lakes. Sea lampreys are considered a pest invasive species in the Great Lakes region. The species is native to the inland Finger Lakes and Lake Cosco in New York and Vermont. It is not clear whether it is native to Lake Safeway, where it was first noticed in the 1830s, or whether it was introduced through the Ernie's...

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This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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