I live on a lake, and I have personally seen people landing their boats with weeds attached to the trailer. The spread of invasive species will never stop. I think that the DNR should just figure out ways to slow it down. At the Gull Lake boat access across the road from the Gull Lake Dam, there is a boat and trailer cleaning station. All one has to do is drive their vehicle over the platform until the boat is in the designated spot and begin washing it off with the high powered hose.
The Great Lakes had many benefits for Canada, which include: the transportation of goods, home for many aquatic species, and the provision of drinking water. Although, the lakes provided a great abundance to Canada they became over polluted after World War two, leading to a challenge Canada had to face. As a result “The Canadian Government became aware of the pollution in the great great lakes, to reduce the problem the Great Lakes Water Quality and Clean Water Act were created.” (www.Great-lakes.net)
Water is an extremely important resource; without it, life on Earth would simply cease to exist. However, Canada is widely known for and in fact possesses 20% of the world 's available freshwater. Due to this, Canada is almost guaranteed to have a supply of freshwater available for consumption. The Great Lakes and Niagara Falls are a few of the world 's largest reservoirs of fresh water, and they are both in Canada. Since Canada has all of this freshwater available, Canadian citizens do not have to worry about it running out.
For many it’s a first pet, a gift from family, something you won as a prize at a carnival, but for Canadian residents the familiar orange goldfish everyone knows and loves is becoming a serious problem. Some flush them in a hurry because they no longer want to take care of them, others commit them to a porcelain vortex because they believe their beloved fish has passed, and the Canadian Government is issuing a warning now to citizens of Canada to stop flushing their fish.
For hundreds and thousands of years, access to water has been an easy thought. It has become something that we don’t have to think twice about. As many of us know, water is a renewable source because of the water cycle. Canada has an abundant amount of water resources, with almost 20% of the world’s fresh water in our lakes, though approximately 12% is inaccessible. However, not everyone can obtain water that is clean enough for simple day to day activities such as cleaning, bathing, and drinking.
Lake Superior Lake Superior is one of breathtaking beauty with such clear water that the average underwater visibility is 27 feet. It is not just the biggest of the Great Lakes, it is the largest body of fresh water on this planet. The lake is 160 miles wide and 350 miles long with a surface area of 31,699 square miles and a water volume of 2,900 cubic miles. The deepest part of the lake is 1,300 feet. During most winters, it is covered by ice on 40 to 95 percent of its surface, but it rarely freezes completely because of its depth.
Eversince the invasion of Zebra mussels in 1988 the ecosystem of The Great Lakes suffered negative impacts from decrease of plankton to spending big numbers every year to try to remove them from the ecosystem. But little do people know they also help brought Lake erie (one of the 5 great lakes) back to life, during the 1970s Lake Erie was declared dead since massive amounts of pollution were dumped into the Lake from agriculture industry. The pollution caused the Lake to have less oxygen which caused some parts of the lakes to be a dead zone. Overall this can be concluded to have negative impact to the ecosystem of the Great Lakes, but there are some positive impacts too. The primary objective should be to remove the Zebra mussels from the great lakes even though the had positive impacts, the zebra mussels don’t belong in this ecosystem.
Dr. Harvey Bootsma discussed the changes the Great Lake faces from invasive species and prevention because in 2050 the Great Lakes will be U.S.’s most valuable natural resource with 20 percent of world’s freshwater. “It’s hard to manage a system when it’s always changing,” said Dr. Harvey Bootsma, Associate Professor for School of Freshwater Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
How Water Shaped Michigan Minnesota may be the land of 10,000 lakes, but did you know that if you just simply Google: “how many lakes are there in Michigan?” Your answer will be more than 11,000 lakes. Michigan used to be known as the wolverine state, because we had wolverines. Now, since there are no more wolverines, Michigan is simply known as the Great Lakes State. Michigan has a lot of fresh water; it is in our lakes, rivers, and any other wet piece of land that is here.
Lake Superior by its surface area it is the world’s largest freshwater lake. Out of the Great Lakes it is the deepest lake of them all. Lake Superior also contains 10% of all the freshwater supply on the earth. Lake Superior also contains more water that all the other great lakes by a lot. There also is enough water to flood North & South America by a depth of 1 foot.
Therefore, the overfishing crisis is illegal, unregulated, and unreported fishing. The illegal fishing occurs across all types of fisheries, within national and international waters, and small scales to large industrialized operations. The impact of overfishing can bring the economic loss, marine life imbalance, and decreased food security. In term of economic loss, fishing is integral to economies around the world.
The ocean is a giant body of water that is home to all types of fish. The ocean provides a rich environment for a plethora of animals from the tiniest of fish to the enormous whale. In the ocean, these creatures live and explore. Some of them must hunt other fish in order to survive, which means that others must try to avoid predators. Nature has provided all of these animals with a unique capability to survive. The ocean abounds with interesting animals of all shapes and sizes that have their unique appearances and habitats at different depths of the sea.
Lionfish were most likely introduced through the pet trade like the python. Although there is another theory that they were introduced by floating lionfish nest, it is rather unlikely considering that the nearest native range for them is the South pacific and the Indian Ocean around Australia and India. Lionfish were first reported off of Florida 's Atlantic Coast near Dania Beach in 1985. The lionfish 's habitat ranges greatly from 1 foot of water to 300 feet. It usually thrives in reefs but it is also easily found in hard bottom areas, mangroves, seagrass flats, and shipwrecks.