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Massive Study To Map Lake Erie Food Chain

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Fishingislife, May 14, 2005.

  1. ERIE , PA—Dozens of biologists will study Lake Erie starting next month in what’s being called one of the largest research projects ever on the Great Lakes. The two-year international project, which is being led by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will focus on the lake’s food chain. Research will start at the microscopic level and (will encompass everything up to predator species, such as walleyes and bass.

    As part of the study, approximately 10 research ships will concentrate on the lake’s Central Basin, an area from Huron to Erie, Pennsylvania, that has seen fluctuating levels of phosphorus and lower levels of oxygen during the past decade. Researchers say they’ll attempt to learn why low oxygen levels recur in the Central Basin and whether they affect fish and other aquatic creatures.

    A number of federal, state and local government agencies in the United States and Canada, plus 15 universities, will be part of the multimillion-dollar study.
  2. I couldn't remember who all was involved but brought this up the other day on a thread here... They want to find out what is causing the comeback of the so called dead zone as one objective of the study...
    I wish there was a link to their findings as they go about their research...
    THANKS for the post!!!

  3. catking

    catking Banned

    People sometimes just don't realize how delicate the eco system is . Something that we see as small potatos , can have HUGE effects on the balance of nature.... I hope to see some findings in the future about this study..... THE CATKING !!! :)