Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Lake Erie's algae outbreak taking toll on fish

Researchers who study Lake Erie think toxic algae blooms that have fouled the water in recent years will continue to cause drops in the number of walleye and perch in the lake.

That could deal a big economic blow to northern Ohio towns along Lake Erie that depend on tourists who come to catch the prized sport fish.

...The algae bloom this summer in Lake Erie, the shallowest and warmest of the lakes, was worse this summer than any time in recorded history, the report said.

Middletown Journal -www.middletown.com
13 Nov 2011
Location: Lake Erie, Ohio, USA