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Remote Operated Vehicle Investigations of Cladophora in Lake Michigan

The Great Lakes Water Studies Institute (GLWSI), the National Parks   Service (NPS) Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and the   University of Michigan Marine Hydrodynamics Laboratories (MHL) are   conducting Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) investigations of   Cladophora mats in conjunction with the Type E Botulism outbreaks   along the Lake Michigan coastline.     This project uses a Seabotix LBV 15  ROV, a state of the art water   quality sensor (mounted on the ROV), to transect through the   Cladophora mat fields and identify the volume of decaying mats and   visualizing the presence and migration patterns of goby in and   around the mat structure. Field sites include areas around South   Manitou Island, North Manitou Island and offshore of Platte Point.   Two separate experimental investigations are being conducted. The   first investigation is scheduled in August and the second set is   scheduled for October.      (botulism); (Clostridium botulinum); (type E botulism);   (cladophora); (algal bloom); (algal blooms); (eutrophication); (Lake   Michigan); (AIS); (aquatic invasive species); (ANS); (aquatic   nuisance species); (goby); (round goby); (Neogobius melanostomus);   (gobies)

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Start Date
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Hans Van SumerenPrincipal Investigator
Associated with 1 projects
National Park Service $ 8,000.00USDEstimates

Funding 1 projects for a total of $8,000.00
Scope of Study
Field Investigation
Scale of Phenomena
Impact of Pollutants
Exotic Species
Land Use and Habitat
Lake Basin Connecting Channels
Lake Michigan
State Province
Control And Mitigation
Habitat Manipulation
Ecosystem Effects
Habitat (physical / chemical)
Spread of Established ANS Populations
Range of Spread
Annex Numbers
Control of Phosphorus
Remedial Action Plans and Lakewide Management Plans
Aquatic Nuisance Species
  • Annex Numbers
    Annex Numbers
    Control of Phosphorus
    Remedial Action Plans and Lakewide Management Plans
  • Annex 17

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