CLEVELAND, Ohio – Ohio high school students can win a field trip to Stone Lab on Gibraltar Island and tickets to Cedar Point, by creating a public service video on the dangers of marine debris in the Great Lakes. The contest, in its fourth year, is run by Ohio Sea Grant and the National Oceanic…

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Have you ever been curious about the Lake Erie science that takes place at Stone Lab? Do you want to take a peek inside Cooke Castle or peer down from Perry’s Lookout? Well, grab the opportunity at the Annual Friends of Stone Lab Open House. Activities Tour of Stone Laboratory, Gibraltar Island Free transportation to…

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Tour Ohio State University’s 6.5-acre private island in Put-in-Bay harbor. Check out Lake Erie science, listen to a talk and learn some history.   Stone Lab: Science on a Lake Erie island Share:

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This year’s harmful algal bloom could be slightly smaller than 2017, according to the forecast released Thursday by Ohio Sea Grant. Heavy spring rains washed a huge load of phosphorus — the main ingredient for the toxic blue-green algae — into the Maumee River. That’s despite the fact that many farmers couldn’t plant fields this…

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Despite a forecast for a harmful algal bloom more severe than in 2016, the annual plague of Lake Erie remained relatively small this year. The bloom wasn’t smaller because of decreased phosphorus and nitrogen in the lake. So as the bloom season ends, scientists are studying the lake dynamics — from wind direction to wave…

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  Tour Stone Laboratory on the 6-acre Gibraltar Island, with a free boat ride there from Ohio State’s Aquatic Visitors Center. Take in lectures and laboratory sessions.   Share:

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — The official harmful algal bloom forecast for Lake Erie shows some improvement from last year, but is still worse than the levels in 2016. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration with the Ohio Sea Grant and the Ohio State University predict a severity of 6 out of 10, while in 2017, the…

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