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Over 30 years ago I helped the Nature Conservancy of Wis with their acquisition of most of Point au Sable.

Then by pure luck and over one year of work, I put together the transaction for the Northeastern Wis Land Trust for their acquisition of the “Twin Silos” 11 acres + property along Nicolet Drive which gave the Land Trust access to an additional 60+ acres that they also purchased.

This took over a year of work and is one of my most favorite transactions I ever did in my 35 years in real estate. I live very close to this area and can even see Point au Sauble from my windows of our bay cottage.

There is more to this as hopefully more property will be added to make this the finest future nature park in NE Wisconsin!

A red-headed woodpecker pauses from foraging on a tree. Photo by Debbie Koenigs/USFWS.

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...LOCALLY HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS EXPECTED THIS MORNING... Falling temperatures have caused wet surfaces to freeze, leading to icy spots on untreated roads, sidewalks and parking lots. West winds gusting to 30 to 45 mph were also creating hazardous travel conditions for high profile vehicles, especially on north to south oriented roads.

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Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Brown (WIC009) Wisconsin Issued by the National Weather Service

Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Brown (WIC009) Wisconsin Issued by the National Weather Service

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...HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS POSSIBLE THIS MORNING... Light snow will taper off early this morning, but falling temperatures will cause wet roads to freeze in spots, leading to icy spots on untreated roadways. West winds will also gust to 35 to 45 mph this morning, creating hazardous travel conditions for high profile vehicles, especially on north to south oriented

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Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Brown (WIC009) Wisconsin Issued by the National Weather Service

Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Brown (WIC009) Wisconsin Issued by the National Weather Service

https://alerts.weather.gov/cap/wwacapget.php?x=WI12641DA0902C.SpecialWeatherStatement.12641DA12690WI.GRBSPSGRB.3b77a733acfe35fc01f412b80021d336

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...LIGHT SNOW AND GUSTY WINDS EXPECTED FOR THE REST OF TONIGHT... Snow is moving across central and north-central Wisconsin just behind a cold front late this evening. As this precipitation moves east, rain may mix in with the snow across northeast Wisconsin. Accumulations of one half to one inch of snow is possible across central and north central Wisconsin for the rest of the night.

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Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Brown (WIC009) Wisconsin Issued by the National Weather Service

Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Brown (WIC009) Wisconsin Issued by the National Weather Service

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...SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS AND GUSTY WINDS EXPECTED TONIGHT... A cold front will produce scattered snow and rain showers this evening. A small accumulation of snow is possible, especially across central and north central Wisconsin. Some roads and sidewalks could become slippery by late evening. Gusty west winds will follow the front, and continue through

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Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Brown (WIC009) Wisconsin Issued by the National Weather Service

Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Brown (WIC009) Wisconsin Issued by the National Weather Service

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The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Bayfield, Wisconsin, has made significant changes to improve accessibility to the shoreline in recent years. Through its “Access for All” campaign, the Friends of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore group wants to continue these efforts by adding a 520-foot-long accessible ramp at Meyers Beach so people can better access the kayak launching area. Read and listen to the full story by WXPR – Rhinelander, WI.

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Great Lakes Commission

Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20221202-accesible-shorefront

James Polidori

A lake effect snowstorm hit parts of Jefferson and Lewis counties, New York, causing waves of 15 to 20 feet and winds over 50 miles per hour. The high winds caused some commercial vessels to anchor on Wednesday on both ends of the Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River portion of the Great Lakes Seaway and storm damage to the town of Cape Vincent. Read the full story by WWTI-TV – Watertown, NY.

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Great Lakes Commission

Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20221202-storm-damage

James Polidori

Enamored with the wild from childhood, Canadian photographer Trevor Pottelberg learned to brave the extreme storm season of Lake Erie to get hold of awe-inspiring images of water in motion, several of which can be viewed in this article. Read the full story by The Epoch Times.

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Great Lakes Commission

Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20221202-wave-photographs

James Polidori

The Northeast Wisconsin shipwreck of the Sidney O. Neff was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 7 following its listing on the State Register of Historic Places in September. The Wisconsin Historical Society says the wreck allows historians and archaeologists to study the construction of early converted wooden steambarges in the Great Lakes lumber trade. Read the full story by WLUK-TV – Green Bay, WI.

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Great Lakes Commission

Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20221202-historic-shipwreck

James Polidori

In St. Joseph, Michigan, the US Army Corps of Engineers awarded a contract to King Company of Holland, Michigan to dredge the St Joseph Harbor of debris in the water that has severely limited traffic over the last five weeks. Due to bad weather causing rough waves and high winds, it could take even longer for the harbor to be fully operational again. Read the full story by WWMT-TV – Kalamazoo, MI.

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Great Lakes Commission

Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20221202-dredging-delay

James Polidori

An analysis released by a coalition of activists and conservation groups in Michigan finds that high water rates force many families to live in unsafe conditions, putting elders and children at risk. The report proposes that state officials adopt a water-affordability strategy that supports low-income Michiganders and does not harm residents who can afford their utilities. Read the full story by WSJM – Benton Harbor, MI.

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Great Lakes Commission

Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20221202-water-affordability

James Polidori

Energy storage is a priority for several Great Lakes states including Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania. By using iron, salt, and water, the Great Lakes region can create a green energy future with the technology of iron-flow batteries. Read the full story by Great Lakes Echo.

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Great Lakes Commission

Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20221202-energy-storage

James Polidori

In 1972, the same year the Clean Water Act was passed, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point created the Water and Environmental Analysis Lab (WEAL). Over its 50 years, communities, student employees and hundreds of thousands of residents have benefited from its water testing programs, educational outreach and five decades of data collected from groundwater sources across the state and the nation. Read the full story by Point/Plover Metro Wire.

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Great Lakes Commission

Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20221202-water-lab-anniversary

James Polidori

After more than 100 years of industrial use and environmental contamination, a new, cleaner life is in the future for Grand Haven’s Harbor Island – but it will take at least six years to get there. Before redevelopment can occur, a massive effort to clean up contamination must be mounted. Read the full story by MLive.com.

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Great Lakes Commission

Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20221202-contamination-cleanup

James Polidori

The Wisconsin DNR reminds anglers that the opening of Lake Superior’s lake trout season is December 1, running until September 30, or until the harvest cap is met. Anyone looking to harvest lake trout must purchase a Great Lakes trout and salmon stamp in addition to their fishing license. Read the full story by WEAU-TV – Eau Claire, WI.

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Great Lakes Commission

Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20221202-trout-season

James Polidori

When we were thinking about a new museum devoted to one of the most beautiful and interesting things on our planet – ice – we had to think hard about how best to display and preserve this delicate substance. So welcome to the Museum of Ice, Michigan’s largest museum, open daily (weather permitting) between December and March. Just step outside anywhere in the state and you’re in the museum.

The post December: A Visit to the Museum of Ice first appeared on Great Lakes Echo.

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Great Lakes Echo

Great Lakes Echo

http://greatlakesecho.org/2022/12/02/december-a-visit-to-the-museum-of-ice/

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Drinking Water News Roundup: Report urges Michigan water-affordability strategy, $191 million to target Minnesota water and infrastructure projects

From lead pipes to PFAS, drinking water contamination is a major issue plaguing cities and towns all around the Great Lakes. Cleaning up contaminants and providing safe water to everyone is an ongoing public health struggle.

Keep up with drinking water-related developments in the Great Lakes area.

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Illinois:

  • Midwest river towns looking for answers after forever chemicals found in water – Illinois Newsroom

This fall, the towns and rural farmsteads along the Mississippi River received alarming news about their drinking water.

Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

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Great Lakes Now

Great Lakes Now

https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2022/12/drinking-water-news-roundup-report-michigan-water-affordability-strategy-191-million-target-minnesota-water-projects/

GLN Editor

Michigan hunters say 252,000 deer killed in firearms season with new rules

By Kelly House, Bridge Michigan

The Great Lakes News Collaborative includes Bridge Michigan; Circle of Blue; Great Lakes Now at Detroit Public Television; and Michigan Radio, Michigan’s NPR News Leader; who work together to bring audiences news and information about the impact of climate change, pollution, and aging infrastructure on the Great Lakes and drinking water.

Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

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Great Lakes Now

Great Lakes Now

https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2022/12/michigan-hunters-say-252000-deer-killed-firearms-season-new-rules/

Bridge Michigan

US officials say 2 more places will test sewage for polio

By Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia and Oakland County, Michigan, are joining the small list of U.S. localities that are looking for signs of polio infections in sewage, U.S. health officials said Wednesday.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the communities will test for polio in sewage for at least four months.

Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

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Great Lakes Now

Great Lakes Now

https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2022/12/ap-officials-say-more-places-will-test-sewage-polio/

The Associated Press

Lost golf balls are responsible for a large amount of microplastics that are introduced into waterways. A new company is looking to change that by creating biodegradable golf balls.

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Great Lakes Echo

Great Lakes Echo

http://greatlakesecho.org/2022/12/01/biodegradable-golf-balls-are-on-the-upswing/

Guest Contributor

Judge orders Enbridge, tribe to form emergency pipeline plan

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered energy company Enbridge Inc. and an American Indian tribe to come up with an emergency plan to prevent potential spills from an aging oil pipeline running across the tribe’s reservation.

The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa sued Enbridge in federal court in 2019 to force the company to remove a section of the Line 5 pipeline that runs across the tribe’s reservation in northern Wisconsin, arguing the nearly 70-year-old line poses an unreasonable risk to health and safety.

Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

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Great Lakes Now

Great Lakes Now

https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2022/11/ap-judge-orders-enbridge-tribe-form-emergency-plan/

The Associated Press

After 22 years of being in a state of largely self-imposed bureaucratic limbo, Ohio has learned that its effort to shift oversight of CAFO-generated manure discharges away from state environmental regulators has been denied by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Read the full story by The Toledo Blade.

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Great Lakes Commission

Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20221130-manure-discharge

Patrick Canniff

The Enbridge Line 5 pipeline was one of few environmental issues to take center stage this campaign season. Despite the outcome of the election, the battle for the pipeline’s future lies mostly in federal courts and international diplomats’ negotiating rooms. Read the full story by Great Lakes Now.

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Great Lakes Commission

Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20221130-line-5

Patrick Canniff

Invasive European water chestnut was first spotted in the Welland River in Ontario in 2020. Staff from the Invasive Species Centre worked this summer to eradicate the invasive plant from the river but warn that the fight isn’t over yet. Read the full story by the Welland Tribune.

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Great Lakes Commission

Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20221130-invasive-plant

Patrick Canniff

After detection approximately two decades ago, an area of contaminated groundwater in Sturgis Township, Michigan, continues to improve. Three wells in 2021 and four wells in 2022 were replaced, changing out from deep wells to shallow units. Read the full story by the Sturgis Journal.

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Great Lakes Commission

Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20221130-pollution

Patrick Canniff

At roughly 60,000 acres, Porcupine Mountains Wilderness is Michigan’s largest state park. It sits on the Lake Superior shoreline and was ranked the “most beautiful” state park in the United States according to a recent study by Travel Lens. Read the full story by MLive.

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Great Lakes Commission

Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20221130-porkies

Patrick Canniff

There’s no plaque that indicates who crafted the wooden model of the U.S. Brig Niagara on display at the Erie County Courthouse in Pennsylvania. An Erie resident hopes to get recognition for her grandfather who made the model in the 1930s. Read the full story by the Erie Times-News.

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Great Lakes Commission

Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20221130-model-ship

Patrick Canniff

Mine opponents to ask Minnesota Supreme Court to void permit

By Steve Karnowski, Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court will hear arguments on an attempt by environmental groups to cancel a key permit for a long-stalled copper-nickel mine.

Opponents of PolyMet Mining Corp.′s project say state regulators should have included “end-of-pipe” limits on discharges of mercury, sulfates and other pollutants in the water quality permit.

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Great Lakes Now

Great Lakes Now

https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2022/11/ap-mine-opponents-minnesota-supreme-court-void-permit/

The Associated Press

Universities across the globe are monitoring wastewater on their campuses for viruses like COVID-19. It is a practice that has raised some medical privacy concerns, although researchers say there is no way to link the detection of the virus in wastewater with an individual who is sick. 

The post Don’t hide your poo — and here’s why first appeared on Great Lakes Echo.

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Great Lakes Echo

Great Lakes Echo

http://greatlakesecho.org/2022/11/30/dont-hide-your-poo-and-heres-why/

Guest Contributor

Michigan’s outdoor recreation boom is becoming a business boom

By Kelly House, Bridge Michigan

The Great Lakes News Collaborative includes Bridge Michigan; Circle of Blue; Great Lakes Now at Detroit Public Television; and Michigan Radio, Michigan’s NPR News Leader; who work together to bring audiences news and information about the impact of climate change, pollution, and aging infrastructure on the Great Lakes and drinking water.

Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

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Great Lakes Now

Great Lakes Now

https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2022/11/michigans-outdoor-recreation-boom-business-boom/

Bridge Michigan

Why Line 5 will likely remain open despite Democratic control of Lansing

By Kelly House, Bridge Michigan

The Great Lakes News Collaborative includes Bridge Michigan; Circle of Blue; Great Lakes Now at Detroit Public Television; and Michigan Radio, Michigan’s NPR News Leader; who work together to bring audiences news and information about the impact of climate change, pollution, and aging infrastructure on the Great Lakes and drinking water.

Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

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Great Lakes Now

Great Lakes Now

https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2022/11/why-line-5-likely-remain-open-despite-democratic-control-lansing/

Bridge Michigan

Special microbial mat systems in Alpena, Michigan, are helping scientists search for extraterrestrial life. They could also lead to advances in other scientific fields, such as evolutionary biology and medicine. 

The post Exploring Lake Huron sinkholes may help find life on other planets first appeared on Great Lakes Echo.

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Great Lakes Echo

Great Lakes Echo

http://greatlakesecho.org/2022/11/29/exploring-lake-huron-sinkholes-may-help-find-life-on-other-planets/

Guest Contributor

The Superior Watershed Partnership announced it has used funding awarded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Debris Program to host coastal cleanups, beach hikes, and diving events this past summer for the city of Marquette, Michigan plus the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community and the Bay Mills Indian Community. Read the full story by the Mining Journal.

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Great Lakes Commission

Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20221128-marine-debris

Connor Roessler

A brand-new degree program is coming to Northwestern Michigan College next fall. The program, an associate of applied science in water quality environmental technology, will focus on training a workforce supporting the direct monitoring and cleanup of waters within the Great Lakes watershed. Read the full story by The Ticker.

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Great Lakes Commission

Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20221128-nmc

Connor Roessler

Ontario’s minister of the environment said Hamilton, Ontario must audit its entire sewage infrastructure and create a remediation plan after the city revealed it discovered sewage has been leaking into Hamilton Harbour, which is part of Lake Ontario, for the past 26 years. Read the full story by CBC News.

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Great Lakes Commission

Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20221128-hamilton-harbour

Connor Roessler

The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw motored down Lake Michigan this past weekend to Chicago, where its load of more than 1,200 Christmas trees will be used to recreate the holiday spirit of Michigan’s ill-fated Christmas Tree Ship, which sank in late November 1912. Read the full story by MLive.com.

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Great Lakes Commission

Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20221128-christmas-ship

Connor Roessler

Mapping the Great Lakes: Pumpkin production

Love staring at a map and discovering something interesting? Then “Mapping the Great Lakes” is for you. It’s a monthly Great Lakes Now feature created by Alex B. Hill, a self-described “data nerd and anthropologist” who combines cartography, data, and analytics with storytelling and human experience.

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Great Lakes Now

Great Lakes Now

https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2022/11/mapping-the-great-lakes-pumpkin-production/

Alex Hill

While a lot of attention is paid to the amount of plastic pollution in the oceans, the Lake Huron Centre is planning a multi-program campaign to address plastic pollution in the Great Lakes. Read the full story by CKNX – Wingham, ON.

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Great Lakes Commission

Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20221128-lake-huron-centre

Connor Roessler

The Traverse City, Michigan-based Conservation Resource Alliance plans to rebrand Black Friday as Green Friday to kick off its participation in the new Forest to Mi Faucet program. The primary focus is to make a link between forest cover and clean drinking water. Read the full story by the Traverse City Record-Eagle.

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Great Lakes Commission

Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20221128-green-friday

Connor Roessler

Smiling woman standing in front of a lake.Wisconsin Sea Grant’s videographer Bonnie Willison recently received two awards for her video production skills through a regional competition coordinated by an organization called Madison Media Professionals.

The group presents WAVE Awards, which honor excellence in the video production industry as well as in web, audio, video and graphic design. The 2022 competition received over 80 entries, including materials created for national entities like Toppers Pizza, Kohler, PBS Kids and American Family Insurance.

The Wisconsin Sea Grant video Nano- and Microplastics in the Great Lakes was awarded a WAVE merit award in the animation category. Willison created the scientific animations featured in the video by combining photography and motion graphics.

The second winning video is Clean, Drain and Dry Your Boat This Summer. It picked up a merit award in the branding and corporate image category. “We shot this video to raise awareness of invasive species in the Great Lakes,” Willison said. “It was great to partner with local professionals who helped direct, shoot and provide voiceover for this piece”

Viewers can subscribe to the Wisconsin Sea Grant YouTube channel to stay up to date with new videos about the program’s research, outreach and education.

The post Willison’s strong video production skills snag two awards first appeared on Wisconsin Sea Grant.

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News Releases | Wisconsin Sea Grant

News Releases | Wisconsin Sea Grant

https://www.seagrant.wisc.edu/news/willisons-strong-video-production-skills-snag-two-awards/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=willisons-strong-video-production-skills-snag-two-awards

Moira Harrington

For the first time, a genome sequence has been developed for an unfamiliar species of harmful algae that’s been blooming in the Great Lakes. 

The post Researchers in Minnesota acquire first genome for doli algal bloom first appeared on Great Lakes Echo.

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Great Lakes Echo

Great Lakes Echo

http://greatlakesecho.org/2022/11/28/researchers-in-minnesota-acquire-first-genome-for-doli-algal-bloom/

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