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FEDNAV Ballast Water Initiative: OceanSaver System on the Federal Welland

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The OceanSaver system was installed on board Federal Welland in   September 2  5, and testing to determine its effectiveness in   complying with International Maritime Organization (IMO) standards   has been carried out by Det Norske Veritas (DNV) during the balance   of 2  5 and 2  6.
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Spread of Zebra Mussels in the Richelieu River

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A Community Partnership Approach to Zebra Mussel Control

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The project will provide insights into methodologies to estimate zebra mussel densities and their relationship to cyanobacterial blooms. The program will develop a novel approach to document zebra mussel population dynamics (and associated filtering potential) through underwater video, ground-truthed with SCUBA.
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Contaminant Burdens in Lesser and Greater Scaup Staging and Wintering on the Lower Great Lakes

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The combined continental population of lesser and greater scaup has declined substantially since the mid-198 s. One cause for concern has been the substantial increase in number of scaup staging on the LGL and the fact that these birds have switched to a diet dominated by zebra mussels. Scaup were collected on lakes Ontario, Erie and St.
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Integrated Barriers for the Control of Juvenile Exotic Fish

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The project will investigate the role of juvenile life stages in the dispersal of two Great Lakes invasive species, bighead carp and round goby.
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Evaluation of Invasive Impacts on Lake Trout Recruitment

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This project will provide previously unknown information on the  impacts of invasive species on native lake trout reproduction in Lake  Huron.  Information provided by this project will provide guidance  for current and future lake trout rehabilitation efforts and provide  much needed information on lake trout early life mortality used to  gener
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Preparing for the Next Decade in ANS Prevention and Control

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This project will recognize innovative policies, programs and  measures that have advanced Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) prevention  and control in the Great Lakes region and beyond, as well as identify  gaps and unmet needs of these ANS programs.
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The Feasibility of Biocide Application in Controlling the Release of non-indigenous species from ballast water

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To investigate the potential for biocide treatment in helping reduce the number of nonindigenous species released into Great Lakes  waters.Components of this objective are to establish the concentrations of glutaraldehyde required to achieve 9 % mortality rates (LC9 ) in 24-hour water-only exposures using a range of representative aquatic organi
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Biological Control of European Buckthorn

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European buckthorn is a serious terrestrial invasive nuisance species in te Great Lakes basin.  It spreads aggressively, displacing native species and communities that provide important wildlife and other functions important to the ecosystem.  The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will work with the International Institute of Biological
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Dynamics of Alewife Recruitment Variability in Lake Michigan

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We will use field studies and analyze historical data to determine factors affecting alewife abundance, growth and survival.
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