Social Media: A Stream of #GreatLakesDiscovery
Posted on: November 15, 2016
Agawa Bay
This photo post came up recently through Infosuperior’s social media stream: “#AgawaBay was looking delightfully frosty this morning.” Click the photo to proceed to the actual Lake Superior Provincial Park post.

Video footage of a ship that sank in 1884, stunning photographs taken at dawn in Duluth Harbour (every morning), news about cessation of chinook salmon stocking by Michigan, marine charts of Superior from the 1800s, information about Environment Canada’s Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund, management of whitefish populations, Great Lakes remote sensisng, a panel discussion about aboriginal perspectives  and photos of the “super moon” over Superior are all topics present on social media, every minute, every day, 365 days a year.

All of this information is contributed by a broad community of people passionate about Lake Superior and the Great Lakes – an early-rising Duluth photographer , a researcher at Michigan Technical University in Houghton, a student in Thunder Bay, a mayor from a Canadian North Shore community, a member of a U.S. tribe. There is probably more current information about Lake Superior and the Great Lakes available through social media, from photos to habitat restoration webinars to posts about the Great Lakes regional economy, than from almost anywhere else. From popular to serious to news – an absolute plethora of Great Lakes people, connections and discovery are in easy reach.

Infosuperior has over 400 Twitter followers including “Microplastics.sci“, “GreatLakesNow“, “OntarioParks” “IJCsharedwaters“, “GreatLakesCommission“, “WorldWaterTech“, “DetroitRiverCleanup” “WatersNext“, and “MakingWaves” to name a few. If you’re not into Facebook and the like, give it a try. Click the following links to a whole world of Great Lakes discovery.

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