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December 1, 2019

Photo: Eastern Lake Superior, Canadian North Shore, exact location unknown. Photo by Terry Wurdeman.

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Available for Public Review: Draft Binational Screening Criteria for Nominated Chemicals of Mutual Concern

Keeping the Great Lakes healthy requires binational efforts when it comes to Chemicals of Mutual Concern. Photo: Infosuperior. Canada and the United States each have policies and mandates that deal with the management of toxic substances and chemicals and their release into the Great Lakes Basin. In Canada, this is covered by the Chemicals Management Plan under the Canadian Environmental …

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[Research] Invasive Mussels Complicate Efforts to Reduce Mercury in Great Lakes Food Chain

Zebra Mussels are making it harder for native fish species to get nutrients and researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are finding that this is leading to fish that are enriched in mercury despite efforts by Canada and the U.S. to reduce mercury loading in the Great Lakes. USFWS Photo. Mercury is a naturally occurring element which poses several challenges …

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Dec. 5th Presentation: Trekking Superior's Ice

Many of us who live around Lake Superior have skated on the big lake's ice. Some of us have hiked the ice to nearby islands, ice caves or points of interest. Still others have travelled even further by ice and distances of over 50 km / 31 mi. have been completed by skiers from around the lake. At 7 p.m. …

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Fish tug Rosaline

Sustainable Fisheries Survey

The commercial fishing tug 'Rosaline' operating off the Black Bay Peninsula, Ontario. Photo: Infosuperior. Lake Superior covers more of the globe than any other lake in the world, by far. Since Superior is the largest lake by surface area, it is reasonable to expect that fish from the lake would be easily available in Lake Superior communities. This is not …

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U.S. Army Corps Water Levels Video

Record High Water Levels - Why?

Click here to proceed to a 2'49" U.S. Army Corps of Engineers video providing very clear information about why Lake Superior water levels are high. An endless stream of articles on Superior's record high water levels has been published. How about publishing an article on why? Why, that is, water levels are this high in the first place. In a …

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Flotsam and Jetsam...

• Kare11News - Sea Stack at Tettegouche toppled by powerful winter storm

• WDIO - Three Contaminated Sites in Duluth Harbor Undergo Cleanup

• UpperMichiganSource: Project Underway in Gay to Hinder Spread of Stamp Sands

• DNT - Enbridge Reapplies for Line 3 Water Permit

• AssociatedPress - Wolves Relocated to Isle Royale Finding Plenty to Eat

• GLC - announces awards for green infrastructure projects in five Great Lakes communities 

• EPA - proposes revisions to a category of the Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards

• RELEASE: Legal Assessment of the Great Lakes Compact and the Great Lakes Commission

• TheSaultStar - Elusive 110-year-old shipwreck discovered on Lake Huron

• Teach Me About the Great Lakes Podcast - Ep 1: They're Also Called Nurdles

Upcoming Great Lakes Events

• Dec 5, 2019 [webinar]: Tiny Things, Including Algae, Provide Great Lakes Early Warning System

• Dec 11, 2019 [webinar]: Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Water Resources Regional Body meeting

• Dec 11, 2019 [webinar]: Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Council 

• [Registration Now Open] Feb 3-6, 2020: Social Coast Forum 2020

Opportunities and Application Deadlines

• Position Open Until Filled: Minnesota Sea Grant - Fisheries and Aquaculture Extension Educator

• Position Open Until Filled: University of Minnesota Sea Grant - Resilience Extension Educator

• Job Opportunities: Great Lakes Commission

• Apply by Feb 7: NOAA Marine Debris Prevention Funding Opportunity

• Great Lakes Fishery Trust: Request for Preliminary Proposals 2020