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April 1, 2018

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Photo: Thank you Terry Wurdeman

Sawpit Bay on Lake Superior, Ontario (just north of Pancake Bay Provincial Park)

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Collecting Stream Data

Citizen Science Presentation in Nipigon - April 3rd

A Lakehead University student collects stream data, 2016. Lakehead University will be presenting information about an environmental initiative proposed to begin this summer during a meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. on April 3rd at the Lake Helen Community Resource Centre (community hall), at Lake Helen, Ontario. The general public is welcome to attend and the meeting is free of …

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Thunder Bay PAC Meeting - April 4th

The Public Advisory Committee (PAC) to the Thunder Bay Remedial Action Plan (RAP) will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. on April 4th in ATAC Room 3004 at Lakehead University. Evening parking at Lakehead University is free of charge and available right beside the ATAC building. Meeting Objectives: carry out election of chair or co-chairs review status of Beneficial …

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Caribou move

“Skylift 3” – Michipicoten Bull Bags Starring Role in Caribou Sequel

Ears up provide a good sign as a male caribou is moved from Lakes Superior's Michipicoten Island to Caribou Island in early March. Photo: Christian Schroeder GOAL OF INCREASED GENETIC DIVERSITY A large, bull caribou strutted away, apparently with no  ill-affects, after a helicopter lift due south from Michipicoten Island to Caribou Island, just north of the Canada - USA …

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Water Level Second Highest Ever; Ice Cover Up

The Lake Superior Board of Control says that wet conditions returned to the Lake Superior and Lake Michigan-Huron basins in February and water levels remain well above average.  The monthly mean level of Lake Superior in February was 183.58 m, the 2nd highest on record (1918 - present) and just 5 cm below the record-high set in February 1986.  Lake …

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Stamp Sands

Saving Buffalo Reef

Stamp sands migrating southward from the community of Gay toward the Grand Traverse Harbor. (Neil Harri photo) A new website is in place providing information about a Lake Superior reef where important fish spawning habitat is threatened by "stamp sands," fine particulate matter migrating along the lake bottom with potential to cover the reef. The recently announced, "Saving Buffalo Reef" …

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