Great Lakes net-pen aquaculture—real and perceived risks to the environment

Great Lakes net-pen aquaculture—real and perceived risks to the environment

Michigan Sea Grant addresses environmental issues surrounding net-pen aquaculture in the Great Lakes at recent Annual No-Spills Conference. By Ron Kinnunen In the last several years there has been a great deal of discussion about net-pen aquaculture in the Michigan...
Students find winter is a perfect time to prepare for spring pollinator garden project

Students find winter is a perfect time to prepare for spring pollinator garden project

Alcona first-grade students spend day learning and preparing for their part in creating library garden. By Brandon Schroeder Bees and butterflies, exploring native wildflowers, planting seed balls, and a painted caterpillar art project – all this adds up to a...
What happens to my lake water quality monitoring data in a world of big data?

What happens to my lake water quality monitoring data in a world of big data?

Citizen scientists collect valuable information to be used by researchers, policy-makers and natural resources managers. By Heather Triezenberg Michigan has a lot of inland lakes: 6,531 lakes 10 acres or larger, 2,649 are isolated with no streams flowing into or out...
MSU prof seeks crowdfunding support for Great Lakes fish diet research

MSU prof seeks crowdfunding support for Great Lakes fish diet research

You can be a part of this important study by donating to support student researchers analyzing stomach samples from Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. By Dan O’Keefe In 2017, anglers around the Great Lakes teamed up with scientists from U.S. Geological Survey, U.S....