The average surface water temperature was 75.3 degrees on July 9, setting a record for the month based on 26 years of record keeping, government scientists said.
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The drop-off this year is expected because of a decrease in spring rainfall from 2019.
The bloom’s size will ultimately depend on rainfall amounts from now through early summer.
The plan would take decades to fully implement, and it focuses on strategies such as removals of dams, installations of fish passages and increasing the number of salmon that survive in the ocean. It states that the estimated cost is about $24 million per year, not including money federal departments already spend on salmon recovery work.
“… generated more than $212 billion in sales and contributed $100 billion to the country’s gross domestic product.”
Using drone boats instead of research vessels could have a huge impact on cost effectiveness of Great Lakes fishery research.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ranks winter-run Chinook as one of eight marine species most at risk of extinction.
Lake Winnipeg algae blooms are so large that they’re visible from space.
Research scientist says each of the lakes is cooler than it was in late August last year.
High tides and currents coinciding with Monday’s solar eclipse blamed for the failure over the weekend at farm off Cypress Island in Washington state.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — A “significant” harmful algae bloom is expected to form in western Lake Erie this summer, though it probably won’t be as large as some previous formations that posed health risks and hampered tourism, scientists said recently. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and research partners released their annual algae forecast for the shallowest and warmest of…
Nine universities across the Great Lakes region are taking part, along with non-governmental organizations and businesses.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Tuesday released its “Fisheries Economics of the United States” report for 2015, the most recent year for which statistics are available.
Would target solid waste ranging from plastic bits to fishing nets and even abandoned vessels that wash up on U.S. shores.