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Below the depths: Great Lakes research


The University of Michigan Water Center is part of the Graham Sustainability Institute that’s funded 37 research projects since its inception in 2012. Great Lakes research topics include invasive species, toxic algae, water level fluctuation and more.

Gene discovery may help restore Great Lakes lake trout

Great Lakes Echo (8/27)

Researchers have identified a gene that for the first time links the decline of lake trout to their primary food source – the invasive alewife.

Video shows invasive freshwater jellyfish found in Northern Michigan lake

MLive (8/26)

Now is the time of year to keep an eye out for North America's only species of freshwater jellyfish, a technically invasive species but that have not shown a significant impact on Michigan's ecology since being introduced to North America.

Ribble joins phosphorus cruise

Green Bay Press Gazette (8/26)

In Green Bay, Wis., a U.S. Representative went out with researchers from NEW Water and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for a few hours to gain an understanding of the processes that go into monitoring algae blooms and phosphorus loads.

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