Lake Huron will soon become the home to NOAA’s newest Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Alpena, Michigan. The new facility will focus almost exclusively on Huron, the least studied of the Great Lakes. From the new facilities scientists will study water quality, invasive and native species, nutrient levels, and lake physics. The new research program kicks off with participation from 11 Canadian and US organizations and 24 research and monitoring projects throughout 2012.
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