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Forecast for Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Erie 2018Put-in-Bay, oh

Ohio Sea Grant & Stone Lab will host NOAA's 2018 seasonal forecast for HABs in Lake Erie

Stone Lab Open House

Stone Lab Open HousePut-in-Bay, oh

Save the date for the 2018 Stone Lab open house, scheduled for September 8

Scouts' Honor

Stone Lab partners with Girl Scouts Destinations for a week-long educational adventure


Lake Erie Impairment Designation FAQ

Our answers to common questions about the Ohio EPA's designation of Lake Erie as impaired. We'll update this page as new information is available or requested.


Small Town Fish Festival Lures in a Big Crowd

Sea Grant Study Finds Local Walleye Festival Worth $4 Million


Like a Rock

Students from high schoolers to educators benefit from Dr. Lawrence Krissek's extensive experience teaching at Stone Lab.

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Student PresentationsPut-in-Bay, oh

Hear directly from students in Stone Lab's Research Experience for Undergraduates Scholarship Program about their projects.

Ohio: Exploring the Heart of America

Ohio: Exploring the Heart of America

Ohio Sea Grant encourages state tourism through environmental efforts

Clean Programs

Stone Lab Workshops Offer Professional Development Opportunities and an Up-Close Look at Lake Erie

This year’s offerings last from one day to a week, and some workshops offer continuing education contact hours.

2018 Buckeye Island Hop

2018 Buckeye Island HopPut-in-Bay, oh

This annual event gives alumni and friends of Ohio State a chance to take part in an outdoor volunteer project, and meet new people.


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Live Water Quality Data

Lake Erie Water Quality Powered by: WQData Live

Air Temp 14 ° C
Wind Direction 52 NE
Water Temp 59.48 ° F
Water pH 7.59 pH
Chlorophyll RFU 0.6 RFU
Cyanobacteria RFU CLEAN0.2 RFU
Dissolved O2 Saturation 107.3 %
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Solar Panel Data Sustainability Initiative

As facilities were renovated in 2013, photovoltaic (PV) solar panels and solar thermal installations were placed on the island to reduce energy consumption. The installations were designed to maximize usage for education, research, and outreach opportunities

Solar Dashboard

A large majority of Ohio birders are college graduates.


An outreach campaign on preventing the spread of invasive species has led to a large positive change in angler behavior.


25% of students and teachers taking Stone Lab classes receive scholarships.


Lake Erie produces 50% of Great Lakes fish, more than the other 4 Great Lakes combined.

Issues Facing Our Lakes

Harmful Algal Blooms

HABs have been a focus of Ohio Sea Grant’s work since 1971. Today, Sea Grant’s work on reducing and preventing HABs ranges from the local to the international level


Not sure where to start? Our HABs FAQs give you a quick overview of the issue and possible solutions.

Algae Through the Ages

Ohio Sea Grant has been working to address Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Erie for over 30 years.

Lake Erie Issues: HABs

We have collected information on Harmful Algal Blooms on a special overview page.