For all of those living near the shores of Lake Michigan.. that munching sound you hear occasionally , well, just a theory. ;-)
So that dirty, murky water I swam in as a kid is better than the clean, clear water I swim in now?
posted on 09/08/2010 11:19:50 AM PDT
This image shows how the concentration of chlorophyll a, a measure of phytoplankton, has declined significantly
(illustrated by shift from to blue) within a large ring of water in southern Lake Michigan. Credit: Foad Yousef.
posted on 09/08/2010 11:20:50 AM PDT
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Obama is naming a Carp Czar to handle the Asian Carps in the Great Lakes.
Is he now going to name a Quagga Czar?
posted on 09/08/2010 11:22:08 AM PDT
The “phytoplankton doughnut”
I’m surprised the cops missed it!
posted on 09/08/2010 11:24:56 AM PDT
("People are losing jobs because of DemocRATs" Rush Limbaugh 9/8/10)
If these things are the same as the ones I read about a while ago, they cause havoc with water intake pipes and the like because they just set up shop on any hard surface and quickly multiply until the intakes clog.
posted on 09/08/2010 11:32:38 AM PDT
(You might think that, *I* could not possibly comment.)
Mmmmm Mmmmmm Mmmmmm donuts.
posted on 09/08/2010 11:32:53 AM PDT
(Marge Gunderson 2012......You betcha...)
posted on 09/08/2010 11:34:10 AM PDT
(If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
Leave them damned Quagga mussels alone!
They almost single-handedly (bad metaphor) cleaned up Lake Erie, brought back commercial fishing for the Drum, a species that eats quagga mussels and fresh-water shellfish, and made the water in the lake eerily clean and clear.
OK, Lake Michigan was never all that dirty, but something will come along to eat the mussels, and they will just become part of the system.
Plus, as far as Quagga mussels go, they's kinda like, you know, cute.
posted on 09/08/2010 11:36:42 AM PDT
by Kenny Bunk
(Revive The Poll Tax and Literacy Requirement for voter registration.)
posted on 09/08/2010 11:44:15 AM PDT
(......and then there were none.)
Hmmmmmmmmm ... algae."
posted on 09/08/2010 12:12:51 PM PDT
To: grellis; Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks NormsRevenge. Krispy Kreme ping.
A giant ring of phytoplankton (microscopic plants such as algae) was discovered in Lake Michigan in 1998 by Michigan Technological Universitybiologist W. Charles Kerfoot and his research team. The "phytoplankton doughnut" is formed when winter storms kick up nutrient-rich sediment along the southeastern shore of the lake. The disturbed sediments begin circulating in a slow-moving circle with the lake's currents, which provides a massive supply of food for phytoplankton.
posted on 09/08/2010 4:54:34 PM PDT
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posted on 09/08/2010 5:34:03 PM PDT
(I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
The quagga is found in all of the Great Lakes...
And also in Quahog.
posted on 09/09/2010 5:20:19 AM PDT
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