In hopes of tracking the cause and exterminating toxic algae blooms, NASA along with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is asking the help of private pilots.
Asian carp pose a major risk to Lake Erie's ecosystem. New computer models suggest these invasive fish could soon throw off the balance of the natural food chain and account for nearly a third of the lake's total fish population.
Algae blooms are expected to devastate lakes in the next decades, as a direct result of climate change and warming waters. This could be potentially devastating for local ecosystems and those that depend on these freshwater reservoirs.
A large stain that is spreading in one part of Lake Erie may have its source in a 1937 shipwreck's fuel load. The Coast Guard and others are investigating.
Summer is upon us, and that means one frightening truth for those living around the Great Lakes; soon, their water will start turning disturbing greens, browns, and reds. Soon, signs will start appearing at your favorite watering holes that advise against swimming. And for Lake Erie, the worst harmful algae bloom (HAB) ever measured might be right around the corner.
These last few years haven't exactly been Lake Erie's best. It was recently revealed that the lake has become even more vulnerable to harmful algae blooms (HABs) than it once was. To top that, the lake's invasive zebra mussel problem has simply gotten worse, and now experts are saying that a 2012 drought has led to the worst dead zone the lake has seen in decades.
Lake Erie, like a good portion of US waters, has always been vulnerable to large harmful algae blooms (HABs). However, a new study has revealed that this vulnerability has been on the rise in recent years, making it harder for officials to prevent threats to public health.
Toxic algae blooms are to return to western Lake Erie this summer, threatening marine life and humans wading in these waters, according to predictions by the NOAA released Thursday.