The Big Disaster of the Great Lakes
By Kelsey Petree
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Pollution in the Great Lakes
The pollution in the Great Lakes is really bad. People would throw their trash, factories would send smoke in the air or oil in the Great Lakes. Animals died and some became endangered. The point-source pollution that harms the Great Lakes are from discharge pipe at a sewage treatment plant or a factory. But new laws helped with getting rid of pollution in the Great Lakes. The laws put strict limits on the amount of phosphorus and other chemicals that industries and sewage treatment plants could release into the water of the Great Lakes. Other laws banned the use of a number of toxic chemicals, like PCB and DDT.
The Flint Journal File U.S. Fish and Wildlife Biologist Rebecca Gannon Brought These Sea Lampreys to Richter Intermediate School in Holly in March 2009 for a Presentation on Great Lakes Invasive Species. N.d. Http://www.mlive.com/news/bay-city/index.ssf/2010/05/mid-michigan_evening_links_sea.html. Mid-Michigan Evening Links: Sea Lamprey Control Begins on AuGres River, Michigan Lawmaker Introduces Ban on Speed Traps and More. Web. 24 May 2016.
The Invasive Species in the Great Lakes
Habitat Loss in the Great Lakes
TOP 10 SUPER COOL FACTS ON LAKE SUPERIOR!!
Lake Superior contains 10% of all planet Earth’s fresh surface water.
The deepest point in the lake is 405 meters or 1,333 feet.
There have been about 350 shipwrecks recorded in Lake Superior and Lake Superior is known to not give up her dead. Over 10,000 lives have been lost in her waters.
There is enough water in Lake Superior to cover all of North and South America with water one foot deep.
There are 78 different species of fish that call the big lake home.
The maximum wave ever recorded on Lake Superior was 9.45 meters or 31 feet high.
If you stretched the shoreline of Lake Superior out to a straight line, it would be long enough to reach from Duluth, Minnesota to the Bahamas.
It very rarely freezes over completely.
Lake Superior has it's own tide.
- The dense basalts of Lake Superior acted like a wall or brake for the glaciers 18,000 years ago, which is why there is a driftless area in Wisconsin today.
"Top Ten Facts About Lake Superior." Northern Ontario Travel. 16 Sept. 2013. Web. 17 May 2016.
Hart, Diane. "The Great Lakes: The U.S. and Canada's Freshwater Treasures." Geography Alive!: Regions and People. Palo Alto, CA: Teachers' Curriculum Institute, 2011. 70-73. Print.
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