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The Great Lakes usual suspects
Scientists estimate the Great Lakes have been invaded by over 180 species. Aquatic invasive species cost the region hundreds of millions of dollars each year. Here's a look at the top five "usual suspects" doing the most damage in the Great Lakes basin and beyond.


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International Joint Commission considers public comment on protecting Great Lakes
Superior Telegram (5/26)
The consultants’ draft report analyzes the progress Great Lakes states and provinces have made over the last 10 years in defending the lakes from diversions, bulk exports and large-scale withdrawals within the basin.

A Great Lake? No, but Lake Champlain has role to play
Detroit Free Press (5/25)
The 58th Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research will bring hundreds of scientists, students and others to the Burlington campus from as far away as China, Africa and Europe.

Destructive zebra mussels resist eradication in Great Lakes despite local successes in controlling them
Yibada (5/25)
The EPA approved Zequanox for open water use to combat invasive zebra and quagga mussels in lakes, rivers, recreation areas and other open bodies of water.

Great Lakes battling series of invaders
nwitimes.com (5/24)
In the past 50 years or so lampreys have been followed by alewives, zebra and quagga mussels, brown gobie and ruffe. The states around Lake Michigan have introduced and supplemented the presence of lake trout, brown trout, and coho, steelhead and chinook salmon.

Big Lake boaters prepare for Lake Superior season
WDIO Duluth (5/24)
Even though ice out was fairly early, the cold and rain have pushed the launch rush this year to a pretty typical time in the season.

Waterfront trail possibly coming to Lake Huron
Blackburn News (5/24)
The process will follow the model used by the Ontario Waterfront Regenerization Trust in creating similar trails along Lake Ontario and Lake Erie.

World's longest marked trail proposed around Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (5/26)
It would span at least eight states and two Canadian provinces, and would be the longest continuous marked trail in the world — five times larger than the 2,180-mile Appalachian Trail.

Training ship for Great Lakes sailors draws attention during brief Buffalo stop
Buffalo News (5/23)
The first year of the four-year Maritime Academy program is meant to help students not only learn about the nuts and bolts of being a commercial sailor and member of the Merchant Marine, but to adjust to the confining life aboard a ship.

Prehistoric fish discovered in Lake Erie debuts on Animal Planet show
Lorain Chronicle Telegram (5/23)
Fossilized remains of Dunkleosteus have been found in many spots around Northeast Ohio, including the Cleveland shale cliffs along the banks of the Vermilion River, and the Lake Erie waterfront.

New icebreaker for Great Lakes closer to reality
Duluth News Tribune (5/22)
This week, the U.S. House of Representatives approved $8.7 billion in funding for the U.S. Coast Guard that would include money for a new Great Lakes icebreaker.

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