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For all of those living near the shores of Lake Michigan.. that munching sound you hear occasionally , well, just a theory. ;-)
1 posted on 09/08/2010 11:17:14 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

So that dirty, murky water I swam in as a kid is better than the clean, clear water I swim in now?


2 posted on 09/08/2010 11:19:50 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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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.
3 posted on 09/08/2010 11:20:50 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Obama is naming a Carp Czar to handle the Asian Carps in the Great Lakes.
Is he now going to name a Quagga Czar?
4 posted on 09/08/2010 11:22:08 AM PDT by AU72
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To: NormsRevenge

The “phytoplankton doughnut”

I’m surprised the cops missed it!


5 posted on 09/08/2010 11:23:14 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Quaggamire


6 posted on 09/08/2010 11:24:56 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("People are losing jobs because of DemocRATs" Rush Limbaugh 9/8/10)
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


10 posted on 09/08/2010 11:32:38 AM PDT by DemforBush (You might think that, *I* could not possibly comment.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Mmmmm Mmmmmm Mmmmmm donuts.


11 posted on 09/08/2010 11:32:53 AM PDT by FreedomGuru (Marge Gunderson 2012......You betcha...)
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To: NormsRevenge
Donuts......


12 posted on 09/08/2010 11:34:10 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: NormsRevenge
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.

14 posted on 09/08/2010 11:36:42 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Revive The Poll Tax and Literacy Requirement for voter registration.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Some good zebra and quagga mussel info here

http://nas.er.usgs.gov/taxgroup/mollusks/zebramussel/


15 posted on 09/08/2010 11:44:15 AM PDT by Roccus (......and then there were none.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hmmmmmmmmm ... algae."

17 posted on 09/08/2010 11:57:16 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Lakeshark

Beware of the quagga!


19 posted on 09/08/2010 12:12:51 PM PDT by derllak
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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.

29 posted on 09/08/2010 4:54:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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To: Springman; sergeantdave; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; ...

If you would like to be added or dropped from the Michigan ping list, please freepmail me.


31 posted on 09/08/2010 5:34:03 PM PDT by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: NormsRevenge
The quagga is found in all of the Great Lakes...

And also in Quahog.


34 posted on 09/09/2010 5:20:19 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (YouTube My Space and I'll Google your Yahoo.)
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