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The study used environmental DNA, a revolutionary way to assist in studying life on earth. It allows scientists to uncover hidden aspects of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems by analyzing genetic material in the environment.
President Joe Biden’s administration took the first step Thursday toward designating the Pennsylvania-owned section of Lake Erie as the state’s first national marine sanctuary.
The legendary folk singer-songwriter, whose hits include “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,” died on May 1.
The Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society announced the discoveries this month after confirming details with other researchers.
The constructed reefs are likely to be adequate for fish to breed and reproduce indefinitely.
Now, the mystery has been solved, say officials with Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Alpena, Michigan.
Sailors who lost their lives in shipwrecks on the Great Lakes and Michigan waterways will be remembered at a historic church in downtown Detroit.
Hundreds of shipwrecks have been mapped out but researchers believe more are out there.
A Great Lakes national marine sanctuary is included in a new collection of U.S. postage stamps.
Scientists say we have more robust data about the surface of Mars than the floor of the Great Lakes. A new effort spearheaded by academics and government aims to map the entire Great Lakes lakebed.
There are thousands of shipwrecks in the Great Lakes, but you don’t need scuba gear to see all of them.
Aquatic invasive species continue to spread and threaten the ecosystem in the waterways near Alpena, local environmental professionals say.
All around the region this week, events are focused on honoring the lives lost on the SS Edmund Fitzgerald and other Great Lakes ships. Many of these shipwreck services and ceremonies will be streamed live online.
The ship broke up in a storm on Lake Huron in late November of 1966 before it could reach the protection of Thunder Bay, killing 28 of the 29 men aboard. Until recently, photos and biographies of only six of the ship’s crew hung on the museum’s walls.
A memorial Mass has been held in northern Michigan for the last remaining survivor of a Lake Michigan shipwreck that killed 33 people in 1958.
NOAA announced a public comment period on the draft environmental impact statement for the proposed Lake Ontario marine sanctuary, including feedback on what areas the sanctuary should include.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has published the final rule designating the sanctuary.
From coast to coast in the U.S., to American Samoa, and back to Lake Huron, the autonomous surface vessel is in Rogers City this month for lake floor mapping.
A trio of researchers who have been studying the Alpena-Amberley Ridge in Lake Huron are joined this month by a group of undergraduate students from the University of Texas at Arlington.
A change in Lake Michigan water levels has revealed the shipwreck from the 1880s that is visible in western Michigan for the first time since 2018.
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