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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.

Great Lakes Science Center

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Upper Midwest Water Science Center - Michigan

Upper Midwest Water Science Center - Michigan
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Pipetting Sea Lamprey Pheremone
January 14, 2014

NIck Johnson Pipetting Sea Lamprey Pheremone

Hammond Bay Biological Station researcher Nick Johnson pipettes a sea lamprey pheromone into a vial. Research on pheromones aims to develop tools to disrupt sea lamprey migration and reproduction as well as improve trapping efforts. This photo was taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

December 11, 2013

The NEW Great Lakes Wet Lab - Ann Arbor

The capabilities of the Great Lakes Science Center's new aquatic wet lab are highlighted. Note:Music: "See You Later" by Pitx featuring Fireproof Babies, Bmccosar. Available at http://ccmixter.org/files/Pitx/17154. Creative Commons License: http://

August 31, 2013

USGS Lake Michigan 2013 Bottom Trawl Survey Video Highlights

The U.S. Geological Survey Great Lakes Science Center has conducted lake-wide surveys of the fish community in Lake Michigan each fall since 1973 using standard 12-m bottom trawls towed along contour at depths of 9 to 110 m at seven different sites around the perimeter of the lake. The resulting data on relative abundance, size and age structure, and condition of

Quagga Mussels
July 18, 2013

Quagga Mussels Caught in Bottom Trawl

These invasive quagga mussels were caught using a trawl, or fishing net. Invasive mussels are causing significant ecological and economic impacts and the range of these impacts continues to increase as they spread across

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Female Sea Lamprey Ocqueoc River 2013
July 10, 2013

Female Sea Lamprey Attracted to Male Pheromone Washings, Ocqueoc River

Female Sea Lamprey Attracted to Male Pheromone Washings, Ocqueoc River, 2013

Releasing a Tagged Lake Trout
October 12, 2012

Releasing a Tagged Lake Trout

Hammond Bay Biological Station researchers release a tagged lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) into Lake Huron as part of a research project to aid restoration efforts. This photo was taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

R/V Arcticus
September 29, 2012

R/V Arcticus

The Research Vessel Arcticus

Samplng Cladophora in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
September 17, 2012

Samplng Cladophora in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

A researcher samples green algae Cladophora along the shoreline of Lake Michigan in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in 2012.

Hammond Bay Biological Station
February 8, 2012

Hammond Bay Biological Station

A view of the Hammond Bay Biological Station in Millersburg, MI.

Diver Adjusting Acoustic Telemetry Receiver
October 5, 2011

Diver Adjusting Acoustic Telemetry Receiver

Diver Chris Holbrook, USGS, Adjusting Acoustic Telemetry Receiver Underwater, Lake Huron.  This device will receive signals from acoustic tags implanted into fish, allowing us to monitor their movements.

Lake in Michigan, Lower Peninsula
December 31, 2010

Lake in Michigan, Lower Peninsula

Lake in Michigan, Lower Peninsula

Image: Cladophora Along Lake Michigan
July 26, 2010

Cladophora Along Lake Michigan

Large patches of Cladophora, a green algae, lining the shore of Lake Michigan. Accumulation of Cladophora in shoreline waters is believed to be linked to avian botulism outbreaks, which have recently
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Lake Huron, Manitoulin Island
July 13, 2016

Paleo-ice streams, or corridors within ice sheets that move more quickly than surrounding ice, may have formed much of the egg-laying habitat for critical fish species in Lake Huron during the last glacial period.

Photo of a USGS scientist measuring of flow of water around the barge in Illinois.
June 14, 2016

When a moving barge encounters small fish in the Illinois Waterway there is a possibility that the fish will become trapped in the gap between barges, according to a new study by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Geological Survey.

USGS
April 1, 2016

Residents and visitors should not be alarmed to witness a low-flying airplane above the broader Iron Mountain-Ralph-Escanaba-Menominee region.

Helicopter in flight with the VTEM Plus AEM system from Geotech Ltd. attached underneath.
March 29, 2016

Beginning in early April and continuing for approximately two weeks, the U.S. Geological Survey will conduct an aerial survey designed to scan the upper part of the earth’s crust.

Visualize Your Water EPA logo
January 13, 2016

Today, the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announce Visualize Your Water, a citizen science challenge for high school students who live in the Great Lakes basin and Chesapeake Bay watershed. 

Image: Sea Lamprey Parasitic
January 4, 2016

Ann Arbor, MI – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency registered a sea lamprey mating pheromone, 3kPZS, as the first ever vertebrate pheromone biopesticide in late December, 2015. Like an alluring perfume, the mating pheromone is a scent released by male sea lampreys to lure females onto nesting sites.

Source Contribution of Mercury in Great Lakes Sediment
December 10, 2015

For the first time, land and resource managers in the Great Lakes will be able to distinguish between the various sources of mercury in the environment, a toxic chemical of significant concern in the region. This is thanks to a new tool that “fingerprints” the mercury, developed by the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

collage of scientists conducting science related to each mission are
October 15, 2015

Grass carp egg survival is compromised when they settle on streambeds and are potentially covered by sediments, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey. It has been long assumed that the eggs of Asian carps, including grass carp, must be carried in the water current in order to hatch successfully, but no previous scientific studies have proven that theory.

Great Lakes Science Center

Great Lakes Science Center
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Upper Midwest Water Science Center - Michigan

Upper Midwest Water Science Center - Michigan
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