You are here: Home / News / Page 3

News and Features by Region Michigan Archives - Page 3 of 4 - News and Features

Research Incorporated into Course Curriculum Illustrates Evolution Concepts

Teaching college undergraduates introductory biology includes helping students understand the relationships between genes, mutations, and the environment interacting together as biological evolution.  A complete understanding of evolution requires knowledge that spans many biological sub-disciplines  including genetics, cell biology and ecology.  A group of professors at Michigan State University developed case studies for teaching evolution. These cases, […]

Continue reading

Great Lakes Restoration Assembly Features NOAA-funded Erie Hypoxia Project

A session in Great Lakes Week 2012, an annual gathering of the diverse groups leading the fight to restore the Great Lakes, centers on a research project funded by NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science. Dr. Don Scavia, lead investigator of the project “Forecasting the Causes and Consequences of Lake Erie Hypoxia” will be a panelist […]

Continue reading

Lake Erie Research Influencing Nutrient Reduction Strategies

Research supported by the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) will provide the majority of scientific information incorporated into public meetings convened by the International Joint Commission (IJC) in August and September. Eight community meetings in both the U.S. and Canada will seek input from the public about concerns regarding nutrient pollution and its […]

Continue reading

Scientists Gauge Restoration Success in Great Lake Tributary

From July 16–20, scientists from the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science joined their counterparts from elsewhere in NOAA, as well as the Environmental Protection Agency and the state of Michigan to gather zebra mussel samples from a river undergoing extensive remediation to restore its recreational, commercial, and aesthetic benefits to the community of Manistique and […]

Continue reading

Mussel Watch Data Presented at Great Lakes Mercury Workshop

On May 30-31, NOAA Mussel Watch program data, collected by the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, was presented at “Mercury in the Great Lakes,” a workshop organized by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Great Lakes National Program Office/Region 5 and the U.S. Geological Survey. NCCOS has been monitoring a wide array of contaminants, including mercury, […]

Continue reading

NCCOS and International Joint Commission Scientists Prepare to Publish 20 Years of NOAA Mussel Watch Results

NCCOS scientists met with Victor Serveiss, Environmental Advisor to the International Joint Commission (IJC), to put the finishing touches on a Mussel Watch contribution to the next iteration of the Great Lakes Biennial Report set for publication this year (2012). This report provides an overview of NOAA and Mussel Watch monitoring efforts in the region since 1992. The […]

Continue reading

Complex Control of Cyanobacterial Blooms in Lake Erie by Small Zooplankton and Nutrients

Cyanobacteria (also known as blue-green algae) are on the rise in the U.S. and worldwide, becoming a serious threat to freshwater resources and public health because of their toxins and disruptive effects on ecosystems. Ongoing research funded by the National Center for Coastal Ocean Science is uncovering the secrets of why cyanobacteria are so successful. […]

Continue reading

Lake Erie’s “Backwards” Circulation Explained

Researchers have discovered that during the summer, Lake Erie circulates in an opposite direction than other lakes in the Northern Hemisphere. Instead of currents rotating in a counter-clockwise (“cyclonic”) direction driven by the rotation of the earth, central Lake Erie has a clockwise current driven by summer winds. This causes a bowl-shaped, or inverted, thermocline that is […]

Continue reading