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The Upper Midwest Water Science Center provides credible and relevant scientific information on critical water resources issues in MI, MN, WI, and beyond. Major focus areas include Great Lakes, ecosystems science, hydrologic monitoring networks, flood frequency and mapping, water availability, and effects of agricultural and urban practices, mineral extraction, and other human activities.

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Upper Midwest Water Science Center - Michigan

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The Upper Midwest Water Science Center provides credible and relevant scientific information on critical water resources issues in MI, MN, WI, and beyond. Major focus areas include Great Lakes, ecosystems science, hydrologic monitoring networks, flood frequency and mapping, water availability, and effects of agricultural and urban practices, mineral extraction, and other human activities.

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Date published: August 4, 2021

Media Advisory: Sailing Drones Collect Data for Great Lakes Fishery Research

On August 5, two uncrewed surface vehicles will begin a 45-day sailing mission through Lakes Michigan and Huron as part of a scientific study.  

Date published: July 9, 2021

Examples of How Landsat Supports Great Lakes Restoration

Thousands of years ago, the receding Laurentide Ice Sheet gave North America a gift: five large lakes.

Date published: June 28, 2021

Surveying Wetland Fish Assemblages At The Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge

Assessing Restoration Efforts At The Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge

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Date published: August 23, 2021
Status: Active

Geophysics of Precambrian Terranes, Upper Midwest and Rocky Mountains

The project objective is to provide follow-up geophysical ground data acquisition and interpretation for areas involving Precambrian geologic settings in the Upper Midwest and Rocky Mountains. The project is designed fill gaps and to complement the high-quality aeromagnetic acquired during the USGS Earth Mapping Resources Initiative (Earth MRI).

Date published: August 23, 2021
Status: Active

Eyes on Earth Episode 57 – Landsat and the Great Lakes

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we learn how Landsat can help monitor the health of the Great Lakes

Contacts: Janice Nelson
Date published: April 14, 2021
Status: Active

Hammond Bay Biological Station

In Partnership with the Great Lakes Fishery Commission

Contacts: Andrea Miehls
Date published: March 26, 2020
Status: Active

Invasive Phragmites Science: Management Tools for the Control of Invasive Phragmites to Foster the Restoration of the Great Lakes

The USGS is developing innovative Phragmites control measures to keep this rapidly spreading invasive plant from further expanding its range into new wetland habitats and to aid in the development of successful restoration strategies. Scientists are conducting studies and field tests to determine if fungi that live within the Phragmites are enabling the plant to take over...

Date published: November 21, 2019
Status: Active

Terrestrial Native Species and Habitat Restoration: Pitcher’s Thistle (Cirsium pitcheri)

Pitcher’s thistle (Cirsium pitcher) is a native thistle that grows on beaches and grassland dunes along the shorelines of Lakes Michigan, Superior, and Huron. It has been listed as a threatened species likely to become endangered in the foreseeable future due to loss of critical dune habitat. Shoreline development and destructive recreational activities have fragmented remaining...

Contacts: Noel Pavlovic
Date published: June 26, 2019
Status: Active

Information by Region - Michigan

  

Date published: April 12, 2019
Status: Active

Edge-of-field monitoring

Edge-of-field monitoring focuses on identifying and reducing agricultural sources of excess nutrients which can threaten the health of streams, rivers, and lakes. Edge-of-field monitoring assesses the quantity and quality of agricultural runoff and evaluates the effectiveness of conservation practices that aim to reduce nutrient loss.

Date published: April 10, 2019
Status: Active

Chemicals of Concern in the Great Lakes Basin

The Great Lakes are an important freshwater source of drinking water, fisheries, and habitat. Chemicals of concern are introduced to the environment by human activities, but resulting ecological consequences are little understood. With federal and University partners, we are characterizing the presence of contaminants and potential effects to fish in Great Lakes tributaries.

Contacts: Sarah M Elliott, Stephanie Hummel
Date published: April 9, 2019
Status: Active

Bacterial Pathogens

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Michigan Bacteriological Research Laboratory (MI-BaRL) studies the source, occurrence, and distribution of the bacterial pathogens Shiga-toxin producing E. coli (STEC), Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter, Enterococcus, and Staphylococcus and the relation of occurrence of pathogens with fecal indicator bacteria, land-use, season, hydrology, geology, weather...

Date published: April 8, 2019
Status: Active

Enhance Great Lakes Beach Recreational Water Quality Decision Making

Important questions about beach closures and management remain unanswered in the Great Lakes where over 500 beaches are routinely used along the nearly 11,000 miles of coastline. The economies of coastal areas are dependent on public confidence in the quality of water at the shoreline, and beach managers need reliable science-based information to make beach closure and beach management...

Contacts: Carrie Givens
Date published: April 7, 2019
Status: Active

Antibiotic Resistance

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Michigan Bacteriological Research Laboratory (MI-BaRL) conducts research on antibiotic-resistant bacteria and their genes. We have concentrated our studies on antibiotic-resistant bacteria of human-health concern, including vancomycin-resistant enterococci, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (...

Contacts: Carrie Givens
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Date published: May 7, 2021

Ground-based time-domain electromagnetic data and resistivity models near Manistee National Forest, Michigan, 2020

Ground-based transient electromagnetic (TEM) data were acquired by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in selected locations near Manistee National Forest, Michigan, to define the resistivity structure of the subsurface. Data were acquired using the ABEM WalkTEM system (Guideline Geo Ab, Sundbyberg, Sweden).

Date published: February 23, 2021

Multi-element geochemical analyses of samples from the Mesoproterozoic Nonesuch Formation and Copper Harbor Conglomerate at the Copperwood copper deposit, Western Syncline, Michigan, USA

This data release provides multi-element data for drill core samples from the Mesoproterozoic Nonesuch Formation and Copper Harbor Conglomerate at the Copperwood copper deposit, Michigan, USA.

Date published: September 28, 2020

Airborne magnetic survey, Iron Mountain-Chatham region, central Upper Peninsula, Michigan, 2018

This publication provides digital flight line data for a high-resolution magnetic survey over an area of the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The survey area lies approximately between the towns of Iron Mountain and Chatham. Data for this survey were collected by EON Geosciences under contract with the USGS using a fixed wing aircraft with a magnetometer mounted in the tail stinger. The...

Date published: September 23, 2020

Principal facts of regional gravity data in the central Upper Peninsula, Michigan, and northeastern Wisconsin

Gravity data were collected from 2016 through 2019 to assist in mapping surface and subsurface geology in the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan and in neighboring northeastern Wisconsin. This data release provides principal facts for 1536 new gravity stations that were acquired to supplement existing public gravity data coverage.

Date published: September 3, 2020

Density and magnetic susceptibility measurements on Precambrian rocks in the Iron Mountain-Menominee region, Michigan-Wisconsin

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) collected rock physical property measurements to help understand causative sources of gravity and magnetic survey anomalies in the Iron Mountain-Menominee region, Michigan-Wisconsin. A total of 2,356 measurements of magnetic susceptibility and density from 152 locations have been conducted on Precambrian rocks. The measurements aid in interpretation of ne

Date published: August 26, 2020

Airborne Magnetic Total-Field Survey, Iron Mountain-Menominee Region, Michigan-Wisconsin, USA

This data release includes the airborne magnetic survey data collected from the Iron Mountain-Menominee region of Michigan and Wisconsin. The Mineral Resources Program of the U.S. Geological Survey is tasked with understanding the nation's mineral resources. Precambrian rocks in the region are poorly mapped and understood. Detailed high-resolution airborne magnetic surveys, ground gravity sur...

Date published: August 4, 2020

Table of electron probe microanalyses of native copper and sulfide minerals from the White Pine sediment-hosted copper deposit, Michigan

This data release provides electron microprobe geochemical data that was collected as part of a scoping study to evaluate whether unconventional critical element resources may be associated with sediment-hosted copper systems in the Midcontinent Rift. We report abundances of trace elements in native copper and sulfide minerals in 12 thin sections from samples of the Mesoproterozoic lower...

Date published: June 30, 2020

Tables of electron probe microanalyses from the Copperwood sediment-hosted stratiform copper deposit, Michigan, USA

This data release provides electron microprobe analyses of ore minerals from the Copperwood sediment-hosted stratiform copper deposit in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The minerals include bornite, chalcocite, native copper, native silver, and pyrite. Minerals were analyzed for Ag, As, Co, Cu, Fe, Hg, Ni, Pb, S, Sb, and Zn. Results with acceptable totals that lie bet

Date published: June 23, 2020

Global Geochemical Database for Critical Minerals in Archived Mine Samples

The Critical Minerals in Archived Mine Samples Database (CMDB) contains chemistry and geologic information for historic ore and ore-related rock samples from mineral deposits in the United States. In addition, the database contains samples from archetypal deposits from 27 other countries in North America, South America, Asia, Africa and Europe. Samples were obtained from archived ore

Date published: April 23, 2020

Domestic Wells in the United States

Domestic wells provide drinking water supply for approximately 40 million people in the United States. Knowing the location of these wells, and the populations they serve, is important for identifying heavily used aquifers, locations susceptible to contamination, and populations potentially impacted by poor-quality groundwater. 

Date published: November 20, 2019

Multi-element geochemical analyses of selected samples from the Mesoproterozoic Nonesuch Formation and Copper Harbor Conglomerate at the Copperwood copper deposit, Michigan, USA

This data release provides multi-element data for drill core samples from the Mesoproterozoic Nonesuch Formation and Copper Harbor Conglomerate at the Copperwood copper deposit, Michigan, USA. Gold, platinum, and palladium data were collected by fire assay; copper and silver were collected by assay; and other elements were collected by inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spect

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Black and grey map of the contiguous 48 states shaded by the number of people using domestic wells per square kilometer (2010)
April 23, 2020

Domestic wells provide drinking water supply for approximately 40 million people in the United States. Knowing the location of these wells, and the populations they serve, is important for identifying heavily used aquifers, locations susceptible to contamination, and populations potentially impacted by poor-quality groundwater. 

Screenshot of the FishVis mapper
November 19, 2016

The FishVis Mapper is the product of an Upper Midwest and Great Lakes LCC project, “A Regional Decision Support Tool for Identifying Vulnerabilities of Riverine Habitat and Fishes to Climate Change” that developed an approach for predicting fish species occurrence under current climate conditions and project how fish species occurrence may change under future climate conditions.

Screenshot of the Michigan Lake Water Clarity Interactive Map Viewer
September 15, 2016

Available online are estimated Secchi-disk transparency (eSDT) and corresponding estimated trophic state index (eTSI) values for Michigan inland lakes. To view available eSDT for Michigan inland lakes greater than 20 acres without interference from clouds, cloud shadows, dense vegetation or shoreline, go to the Michigan Lake Water Clarity Interactive Map Viewer. 

Digital Elevation Model in the Atchafalaya Basin, LA
April 19, 2016

The 3DEP products and services available through The National Map consist of standard digital elevation models (DEMs) at various horizontal resolutions, elevation source and associated datasets, an elevation point query service and bulk point query service. All 3DEP products are available, free of charge and without use restrictions.

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Delineation of contributing areas for 2017 pumping conditions to selected wells in Ingham County, Michigan

As part of local wellhead protection area programs, areascontributing water to production wells need to be periodicallyupdated because groundwater-flow paths depend in part onthe stresses to the groundwater-flow system. A steady-stategroundwater-flow model that was constructed in 2009 wasupdated to reflect recent (2017) pumping conditions in...

Luukkonen, Carol L.
Luukkonen, C.L., 2018, Delineation of contributing areas for 2017 pumping conditions to selected wells in Ingham County, Michigan: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2018–1133, 11 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20181133.

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Constraining the thermal history of the North American Midcontinent Rift System using carbonate clumped isotopes and organic thermal maturity indices

The Midcontinent Rift System (MRS) is a Late Mesoproterozoic (∼1.1 Ga) sequence of volcanic and sedimentary rocks exposed in the Lake Superior Region of North America. The MRS continues to be the focus of much research due to its economic mineral deposits as well as its archive of Precambrian life and tectonic processes. In order to constrain...

Gallagher, Timothy M.; Sheldon, Nathan D.; Mauk, Jeffrey L.; Petersen, Sierra V.; Gueneli, Nur; Brocks, Jochen J.
Gallagher, T.M., Sheldon, N.D., Mauk, J.L., Petersen, S.V., Gueneli, N., and Brocks, J.J., 2016, Constraining the thermal history of the North American Midcontinent Rift System using carbonate clumped isotopes and organic thermal maturity indices: Precambrian Research, v. 294, p. 53-66.

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Historical files from Federal Government mineral exploration-assistance programs, 1950 to 1974

The Defense Minerals Administration (DMA), Defense Minerals Exploration Administration (DMEA), and Office of Minerals Exploration (OME) mineral exploration programs were active over the period 1950–1974. Under these programs, the Federal Government contributed financial assistance in the exploration for certain strategic and critical minerals. The...

Frank, David G.
Frank, D.G., 2016, Historical files from Federal Government mineral exploration-assistance programs, 1950 to 1974: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1004, http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds1004.

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A random-walk algorithm for modeling lithospheric density and the role of body forces in the evolution of the Midcontinent Rift

This paper develops a Monte Carlo algorithm for extracting three-dimensional lithospheric density models from geophysical data. Empirical scaling relationships between velocity and density create a 3D starting density model, which is then iteratively refined until it reproduces observed gravity and topography. This approach permits deviations from...

Levandowski, William Brower; Boyd, Oliver S.; Briggs, Richard W.; Gold, Ryan D.
Levandowski, W., Boyd, O., Briggs, R. and Gold, R. (2015), A random-walk algorithm for modeling lithospheric density and the role of body forces in the evolution of the Midcontinent Rift. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst.. Accepted Author Manuscript. doi:10.1002/2015GC005961

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Characterization of a novel hepadnavirus in the white sucker (Catostomus commersonii) from the Great Lakes Region of the USA

The white sucker Catostomus commersonii is a freshwater teleost often utilized as a resident sentinel. Here, we sequenced the full genome of a hepatitis B-like virus that infects white suckers from the Great Lakes Region of the USA. Dideoxysequencing confirmed the white sucker hepatitis B virus (WSHBV) has a circular genome (3542 bp) with the...

Hahn, Cassidy M.; Iwanowicz, Luke R.; Cornman, Robert S.; Conway, Carla M.; Winton, James R.; Blazer, Vicki S.
Hahn, CM, L.R. Iwanowicz, R.S. Cornman, C.M. Conway, J.R. Winton, and V.S. Blazer, (2015) Characterization of a Novel Hepadnavirus in the White Sucker (Catostomus commersonii) from the Great Lakes Region of the USA. Journal of Virology. 89: 11801-11811.

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Northern goshawk monitoring in the western Great Lakes bioregion

Uncertainties about factors affecting Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) ecology and the status of populations have added to the challenge of managing this species. To address data needs for determining the status of goshawk populations, Hargis and Woodbridge (2006) developed a bioregional monitoring protocol based on estimating...

Bruggeman, Jason E.; Andersen, David E.; Woodford, James E.

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Estimation of groundwater use for a groundwater-flow model of the Lake Michigan Basin and adjacent areas, 1864-2005

The U.S. Geological Survey, at the request of Congress, is assessing the availability and use of the Nation's water resources to help characterize how much water is available now, how water availability is changing, and how much water can be expected to be available in the future. The Great Lakes Basin Pilot project of the U.S. Geological Survey...

Buchwald, Cheryl A.; Luukkonen, Carol L.; Rachol, Cynthia M.
Attribution: Water Resources
Estimation of groundwater use for a groundwater-flow model of the Lake Michigan Basin and adjacent areas, 1864-2005; 2010; SIR; 2010-5068; Buchwald, Cheryl A.; Luukkonen, Carol L.; Rachol, Cynthia M.

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Estimated Withdrawals and Other Elements of Water Use in the Great Lakes Basin of the United States in 2005

Estimates of water withdrawals in the United States part of the Great Lakes Basin and 107 of its watersheds designated by the 8-digit hydrologic unit code (HUCs) indicate that about 30.3 billion gallons per day (Bgal/d) were withdrawn for practically all categories of use in 2005. Virtually all water withdrawn was freshwater. Surface-water...

Mills, P.C.; Sharpe, Jennifer B.
Estimated Withdrawals and Other Elements of Water Use in the Great Lakes Basin of the United States in 2005; 2010; SIR; 2010-5031; Mills, Patrick C.; Sharpe, Jennifer B.

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Application of AFINCH as a tool for evaluating the effects of streamflow-gaging-network size and composition on the accuracy and precision of streamflow estimates at ungaged locations in the southeast Lake Michigan hydrologic subregion

Bootstrapping techniques employing random subsampling were used with the AFINCH (Analysis of Flows In Networks of CHannels) model to gain insights into the effects of variation in streamflow-gaging-network size and composition on the accuracy and precision of streamflow estimates at ungaged locations in the 0405 (Southeast Lake Michigan)...

Koltun, G.F.; Holtschlag, David J.
Application of AFINCH as a tool for evaluating the effects of streamflow-gaging-network size and composition on the accuracy and precision of streamflow estimates at ungaged locations in the southeast Lake Michigan hydrologic subregion; 2010; SIR; 2010-5020; Koltun, G. F.; Holtschlag, David J.

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Processing, Analysis, and General Evaluation of Well-Driller Logs for Estimating Hydrogeologic Parameters of the Glacial Sediments in a Ground-Water Flow Model of the Lake Michigan Basin

In 2005, the U.S. Geological Survey began a pilot study for the National Assessment of Water Availability and Use Program to assess the availability of water and water use in the Great Lakes Basin. Part of the study involves constructing a ground-water flow model for the Lake Michigan part of the Basin. Most ground-water flow occurs in the glacial...

Arihood, Leslie D.
Processing, Analysis, and General Evaluation of Well-Driller Logs for Estimating Hydrogeologic Parameters of the Glacial Sediments in a Ground-Water Flow Model of the Lake Michigan Basin; 2009; SIR; 2008-5184; Arihood, Leslie D.

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Isolation of viral haemorrhagic septicaemia virus from muskellunge, Esox masquinongy (Mitchill), in Lake St Clair, Michigan, USA reveals a new sublineage of the North American genotype

Viral haemorrhagic septicaemia virus (VHSV) was isolated from muskellunge, Esox masquinongy (Mitchill), caught from the NW portion of Lake St Clair, Michigan, USA in 2003. Affected fish exhibited congestion of internal organs; the inner wall of the swim bladder was thickened and contained numerous budding, fluid-filled vesicles. A virus was...

Elsayed, E.; Faisal, M.; Thomas, M.; Whelan, G.; Batts, W.; Winton, J.
Isolation of viral haemorrhagic septicaemia virus from muskellunge, Esox masquinongy (Mitchill), in Lake St Clair, Michigan, USA reveals a new sublineage of the North American genotype; 2006; Article; Journal; Journal of Fish Diseases; Elsayed, E.; Faisal, M.; Thomas, M.; Whelan, G.; Batts, W.; Winton, J.

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Water use for irrigation in Michigan, 2001

Each year, water-use data for Michigan are compiled or estimated by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), working in cooperation with the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS). The resulting information provides a category-by-category profile of over 4,200 facilities throughout the State. The data are reported in the Michigan Water Use...

Morenz, Michele L.; Van Til, Ron L.; Luukkonen, Carol L.
Water use for irrigation in Michigan, 2001; 2005; FS; 2005-3079; Morenz, Michele L.; Van Til, Ron L.; Luukkonen, Carol L.

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Data entry for Calculate Streamflow Depletion by Nearby Pumping Well
May 16, 2008

STRMDEPL08—An Extended Version of STRMDEPL with Additional Analytical Solutions to Calculate Streamflow Depletion by Nearby Pumping Well

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Color photo of Mike Sayers with the graphic for the USGS EROS podcast "Eyes on Earth"
July 23, 2021

Eyes on Earth Episode 57 – Landsat and the Great Lakes

The Great Lakes represent roughly 20% of the surface freshwater in the world and 90% in the United States. The Great Lakes Basin supports more than 30 million people in the U.S. and Canada and 3,500 plant and animal species. The region faces threats that range from climate change and invasive species to pollution and development. Identifying and addressing those threats

Employee Photo Challenge Collage
June 10, 2021

Employee Photo Challenge Collage

A collage of images taken by UGS-GLSC employees during the 2020 field season.

Phragmites plants growing in a greenhouse
May 28, 2021

Phragmites seedlings for Control Experiments

Phragmites australis seedlings in the GLSC (Ann Arbor, Michigan) greenhouse, planted over the course of two days in late May 2021. These seedlings will be used to test cutting strategies in management techniques. 

Diver Collecting Cladophora in Lake Michigan
March 19, 2021

GLSC Diver Collects Cladophora Samples in Lake Michigan

Emily Wimmer (GLSC, Ann Arbor, Michigan) collects Cladophora growing at 6m depth in Lake Michigan.

YouTube Host with live Sea Lamprey in a Tank
December 16, 2020

HBBS Participates in Brave Wilderness Episode Shoot

Brave Wilderness host, Coyote Peterson, holds his hands in a tank of live sea lamprey while filming the first of two sea lamprey-focused episodes for the show’s YouTube channel. GLSC communications associate, Dr. Andrea Miehls, assisted the Brave Wilderness team while filming in multiple remote locations across northeastern Michigan.

Juvenile Cisco in a Holding Tank
October 29, 2020

Juvenile Cisco in a Holding Tank at HBBS

Juvenile cisco (Coregonus artedi) swim in a tank at Hammond Bay Biological Station. The station hosts multiple researchers conducting projects to aid restoration of Great Lakes cisco populations.

Cloudy Skies Over Beaver Island, Lake Michigan
October 26, 2020

Beaver Island During a Fall Gillnet Survey

View of Beaver Island captured during a fall gillnet survey assessing the adult lake trout population in the Northern Refuge of Lake Michigan in support of restoration.

Measuring Fish During Lake Huron Acoustic Survey
September 24, 2020

Measuring Fish During Lake Huron Acoustic Survey

GLSC Fisheries Technician Kristy Phillips (Ann Arbor, Michigan) measuring and Supervisory Biologist Tim O’Brien (Ann Arbor, Michigan) recording biometric data for fish species caught during the 2020 Lake Huron acoustics cruise aboard the Great Lakes Science Center’s R/V Sturgeon.

Tethered Boats Keeping a Distance
August 19, 2020

Tethered Boats Keeping a Distance

The tethered boats are well-distanced from one another while researchers SCUBA dive in Lake Huron as part of the Great Lakes Integrated Cladophora Assessment Project.

USGS Great Lakes Science Center’s Sea Ark at Sunrise
August 16, 2020

USGS Great Lakes Science Center’s Sea Ark at Sunrise

The USGS Great Lakes Science Center’s Sea Ark at sunrise as the crew prepares to tend acoustic telemetry receivers around Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior; the receivers monitor movement of tagged native lake trout in the area.

ARIS hydroacoustic sonar collecting fish passage imagery
August 7, 2020

ARIS hydroacoustic sonar collecting fish passage imagery

An Adaptive Resolution Imaging Sonar (ARIS) unit (Sound Metrics Corp., Bellevue, WA, USA) collects underwater images using sound waves at a water-control structure placed within the USFWS Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge in Saginaw, Michigan. Image data, collected at all times of day and in clear to poor water clarity, will inform scientists about fish habitat use of

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Using a Quadrat to Count Invasive Phragmites
July 28, 2020

Using a quadrat to count invasive Phragmites

Dwarfed by the Zilwaukee bridge in Saginaw, Michigan, a GLSC contractor prepares to use a quadrat to count invasive Phragmites as part of a monitoring assistance program through the Phragmites Adaptive Management Framework. Read more at https://www.greatlakesphragmites.net/pamf/

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A Saildrone Explorer in Action
August 4, 2021

On August 5, two uncrewed surface vehicles will begin a 45-day sailing mission through Lakes Michigan and Huron as part of a scientific study.  

color photo of cladophora on Lake Michigan shoreline
July 9, 2021

Thousands of years ago, the receding Laurentide Ice Sheet gave North America a gift: five large lakes.

Alexandra Sasha Bozimowski sampling a wetland
June 28, 2021

Assessing Restoration Efforts At The Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge

Kurt Kowalski
June 10, 2021

Symposium Titled “Microbes: Small Players with Big Impacts on Invasive Species Management and Wetland Restoration”

Phragmites plants growing in a greenhouse
June 10, 2021

U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Collaborate To Develop Phragmites australis Control Method.

The Lake Superior Biological Station
June 1, 2021

University Students Get A Chance To Talk To Experienced Scientists In The Classroom.

A cisco
June 1, 2021

Tunison Lab works with NYDEC to release acoustically tagged cisco in Lake Erie.

Sea Lamprey
June 1, 2021

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Initiative Brings Conservation and Control Concerns Together.

Great Lakes Science Center
June 1, 2021

International Association of Great Lakes Research held a virtual conference this year.

National Geographic photographer at HBBS
April 26, 2021

During the 2020 field season, Great Lakes Science Center (GLSC) scientists from across the basin took photos of their research and the unique sites they encountered while in the field. Though the fieldwork season was limited in 2020, below is a sampling of standout photos from our scientists. 

If you would like to use any of the photos, visit the GLSC multimedia gallery.

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