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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 Oceanography

Live Water Quality Data

Lake Erie Water Quality Powered by: WQData Live

Air Temp 20 ° C
Wind Direction 169 S
Water Temp 0 ° F
Water pH 0 pH
Chlorophyll RFU 0 RFU
Cyanobacteria RFU CLEAN0 RFU
Dissolved O2 Saturation 0 %
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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.