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Wetland plant training is the newest addition to skill-enhancing workshops at Ohio State’s Stone Lab

Job seekers, working professionals and hobbyists can gain valuable skills by enrolling in workshops at Stone Laboratory.

Ohio Sea Grant Releases Summary of Second Year of ODHE Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative

The second-year report reveals that the state of Ohio has already benefited from the initiative.


Deadline: 2018-2020 Large Grant Proposals

Proposals must be submitted by 5 p.m. ET.

Ohio Department of Higher Education Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative Pre-Proposal Deadline

Pre-proposals must be submitted online by 5 p.m.

NOAA, partners predict significant summer harmful algal bloom for western Lake Erie

NOAA and its research partners predict that western Lake Erie will experience a significant harmful algal bloom this summer.


Stone Laboratory Awards Scholarships for 2017 Research Experience for Undergraduates Students

Eight students have been selected for Stone Laboratory’s 2017 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Scholarship Program.

2017 Guest Lecture Series at Ohio State’s Stone Lab Features Agencies, Researchers

The 2017 Stone Lab Guest Lecture Series begins on June 15.


Microcystin: It May Not Just Be In The Water

Ohio State researchers are looking at harmful algal bloom impacts on fish and produce.


Stone Lab Open House

Stone Lab Open HousePut-in-Bay, oh

Save the date for the 2017 Stone Lab open house, tentatively scheduled for September 9


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2016 EEOB 3310 Evolution2016 EEOB 3310 Evolution2016 EEOB 5940 Field Zoology2016 EARTHSC 1107 Field-Based Introduction to Oceanography2016 EARTHSC 1107 Field-Based Introduction to Oceanography2016 Scenic Views from Stone Lab2016 Charter Captains Conference2016 Charter Captains Conference2016 Charter Captains Conference2016 Spring Work Weekend2016 Spring Work Weekend2016 Spring Work Weekend2016 Spring Work Weekend2015 Clean Marinas Certification2016 Earth Day2016 Spring Buoy Deployment2016 Spring Buoy Deployment2015 Water Quality Lab2015  Governor’s Fish Ohio Day2015 ENR 5194 Water and Wildlife for Educators

Live Water Quality Data

Lake Erie Water Quality Powered by: WQData Live

Air Temp 24 ° C
Wind Direction 45 NE
Water Temp 72.82 ° F
Water pH 9.17 pH
Chlorophyll RFU 0.4 RFU
Cyanobacteria RFU CLEAN0.5 RFU
Dissolved O2 Saturation 122.1 %
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Solar Panel Data Sustainability Initiative

80 ° Conditions: Clear
2249Generated Today
27623This Month
51877612 Months
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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.