Discover a set of resources designed to give you good background knowledge on all things Great Lakes!
The Great Lakes are five lakes in North America that are all freshwater lakes. This freshwater makes up 20 per cent of the world’s surface freshwater.
Four of these lakes are located in Ontario Canada: Lake Huron, Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, and Lake Superior. Lake Michigan is the only great lake that is entirely in the United States of America. These lakes are extremely important for aquatic life, ecosystems, drinking water, irrigation, as well as transportation. Invasive species, pollution, habitat destruction, as well as climate change are having significant impacts on these lakes.
Let's Talk Great Lakes aims to highlight these issues, potential career opportunities associated with the Great Lakes, as well as to give hands-on opportunities to high school students in the aquatic and terrestrial fieldwork that is performed in and around these lakes.
Below are a set of resources from Let's Talk Science touching on all aspects of Let's Talk Great Lakes:
When a species ends up outside of its natural zone, the consequences on other species, ecosystems and human industries can be severe. Climate change and human activities can introduce species into new zones.
Mussels are a kind of invertebrate that filter food out of the water they live in. This makes them a great tool for monitoring environmental water quality and tracking bioaccumulation in aquatic food webs.