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November 2015
Get lost in 3D models of sunken Great Lakes ships
(11/30)
Only a handful of people can afford to learn to SCUBA dive and head down to explore Great Lakes shipwrecks in person. Luckily, the folks at the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have the next best thing: Explorable 3D renders of seven ships sunk in the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Lake Huron.

Grand Traverse: A Great Lakes Reef Restoration
(11/25)
Scientists from The Nature Conservancy, Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Central Michigan University are working together to lower approximately 450 tons of specially selected rocks into Grand Traverse Bay near Elk Rapids, Mich., to rebuild a reef to help rehabilitate populations of native fish.

Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative webinar
(11/24)
The Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative will present the second webinar in their Remote Sensing Series on Dec. 10. The webinar, Applying Adaptive Management to the Control of non-native Phragmites australis in the Midwest, is free. Space is limited and advance registration is required.

New report on predictive modeling for cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms
(11/23)
A new report describes a study to predict cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms (cyanoHABs) at Ohio recreational lake sites. A cyanoHAB is a large growth of bacteria that produces toxins such as microcystin. CyanoHABs are a major water-quality issue for Lake Erie and inland lakes in Ohio.

Research using CO2 keeps even small fry invasive carp at bay
(11/19)
A researcher at the University of Illinois has shown that bubbling high concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) into water is a deterrent to invasive Asian carp adults. Recently, the research demonstrated that juvenile fish also experience negative consequences following CO2 exposure.

Michigan Clean Water Corps (MiCorps)
(11/18)
Have you visited GLIN's November Site of the Month yet? The honor goes to the newly redesigned Michigan Clean Water Corps (MiCorps) website. MiCorps assists the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality in collecting and sharing water quality data for use in water resources management and protection programs.

Lake Michigan waves
(11/17)
Windy weather and the "gales of November" are bringing major waves to the Lake Michigan shoreline in Grand Rapids, Mich. MLive compiled an impressive set of photos submitted by readers who captured dramatic images of those crashing waves over the past few weeks.

Sieches on the Great Lakes
(11/16)
Last week's powerful Great Lakes storms produced an incredible seiche on Lake Erie, and smaller seiches on the other Great Lakes. Sieches can be caused by a relatively quick line of severe thunderstorms with strong winds, or it can be more gradual, as with the "gales of November" low pressure systems.

Lake Erie HAB Bulletin
(11/13)
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab has issued its latest Experimental Lake Erie Harmful Algal Bloom Bulletin, which details the extent of the 2015 bloom. Their initial analysis indicates the bloom was the most severe of this century.

NOAA seeks public input on national marine sanctuary proposal
(11/11)
NOAA is asking for the public's input on a proposed national marine sanctuary to protect historic shipwrecks in a section of Lake Michigan along the Wisconsin coast. The area was proposed to NOAA with broad community support. Public comment is available online at regulations.gov under docket number NOAA-NOS-2015-0112.

40th anniversary of the Edmund Fitzgerald
(11/10)
Forty years ago this week, the Edmund Fitzgerald sank to the bottom of Lake Superior, carrying 29 men to their death on Nov. 10, 1975. The tragedy, famously immortalized in song by Gordon Lightfoot, is being remembered this week with events across the region.

40th anniversary of the Edmund Fitzgerald
(11/9)
Forty years ago this week, the Edmund Fitzgerald sank to the bottom of Lake Superior, carrying 29 men to their death on Nov. 10, 1975. The tragedy, famously immortalized in song by Gordon Lightfoot, is being remembered this week with events across the region.

Enter the Wis. DNR Great Lakes photo contest
(11/6)
The Wis. Department of Natural Resources Office of the Great Lakes is inviting entries for its eighth annual photo contest! Photos of Lake Michigan and Lake Superior, as well as their tributaries, wetlands and harbor towns are eligible. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 1, 2016.

Recycle by Design
(11/5)
The Michigan Dept. of Environmental Quality announced a new initiative to increase the state's residential recycling rate. The challenge, called Recycle by Design, will incentivize local and regional public-private partnership teams to accelerate strategies to increase recycling.

GLIN November Site of the Month
(11/3)
The GLIN November Site of the Month is the newly redesigned Michigan Clean Water Corps (MiCorps) website! MiCorps assists the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality in collecting and sharing water quality data for use in water resources management and protection programs.

GLIN November Site of the Month
(11/2)
The GLIN November Site of the Month is the newly redesigned Michigan Clean Water Corps (MiCorps) website! MiCorps assists the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality in collecting and sharing water quality data for use in water resources management and protection programs.

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