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Fact Sheets

Fact sheets include one to four pages of information and are usually written for the general public

Ohio Sea Grant and its partners have produced a wide range of fact sheets on some of the most pressing issues facing Lake Erie and the Great Lakes.

These fact sheets generally include the most important information the public should know about a given topic, written at an easy-to-read level, and provide a good introduction to problems like harmful algal blooms or invasive species. Most fact sheets will also include further resources for those who want more detailed information.

You can browse the full selection below.


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Coastal Storms

OHSU-FS-1503
Fact Sheet

Lake Erie Perch Need Your Help!

OHSU-FS-1502
LENGTH: 1 page
Fact Sheet

Aquatic Invasive Species in the Great Lakes

OHSU-FS-1501

Aquatic Invasive Species Fact Sheet

ABSTRACT:

Aquatic invasive species (or AIS) are organisms that live in the water most or all of their life, are found outside of their native range, and become harmful to their new ecosystem. AIS can reduce the abundance of native species, take over the food supply, and impact recreational and commercial activities. They are a worldwide problem, and as of late 2014, there were a recorded 191 aquatic non-native species in the Great Lakes ecosystem, many of which are invasive and can be found in Lake Erie. There are a wide array of invasive organisms ranging from animals such as fish and invertebrates, to plants, to microscopic plankton, bacteria and viruses. Each species can have a unique impact based on where it fits into its new environment. There are usually negative economic and recreational impacts associated with AIS as well.

LENGTH: 2 pages
Fact Sheet

Lake Erie Shore Erosion

OHSU-FS-190

An introduction to Lake Erie shore erosion mechanics and issues.

LENGTH: 3 pages
Fact Sheet

10 things I should know about algal blooms

OHSU-FS-1040
LENGTH: 1 page
Fact Sheet

Beaches Are Shore Protection

OHSU-FS-200

An introduction to shoreline protection through natural and constructed beaches.

LENGTH: 3 pages
Fact Sheet

Great Lakes Network Climate Education & Outreach Strategies: An Integrated Approach

OHSU-FS-1030

Suggestions for climate education and outreach plans in the Great Lakes region

ABSTRACT:

The Great Lakes region includes almost 10,000 miles of shoreline (more than the U.S. East Coast), and 20% of the world’s surface freshwater. There are 85 million residents (a quarter of the U.S. population), and 13 million students in grades K-12. The Lakes support the region’s economy through manufacturing, shipping, tourism, and other businesses, and provide recreational opportunities for millions of visitors each year.

However, many of these residents and visitors only have a rudimentary understanding of the Great Lakes ecosystem, and about the effects that a changing climate could have on the region. Climate models predict reduced overall precipitation and lowered lake levels, along with an increase in extreme precipitation events and more summer heat waves, all of which would affect the Great Lakes economy and quality of life. Educators – both classroom and place-based – need to be aware of these predicted impacts, and be able to communicate them effectively to their audiences.

Needs for specific education materials are addressed in Great Lakes Climate Needs – A Guide for Implementation and in 2013 Teacher Needs Survey (both available from Ohio Sea Grant). This document focuses on expanding materials to larger audiences, and on improving distribution channels.

LENGTH: 2 pages
Fact Sheet

Green Improvements at Stone Lab

OHSU-FS-1020

Overview of Stone Lab green energy efforts.

ABSTRACT:

As part of an overall commitment to a healthier environment, Ohio Sea Grant and Ohio State University’s Stone Lab are implementing green energy and water-saving measures at their facilities on Gibraltar and South Bass Islands. In addition to reducing energy consumption and associated costs for the facilities, these green technologies will create excellent opportunities for research, education and outreach programs at Stone Lab.

LENGTH: 1 page
Fact Sheet

For more than 30 years, development at Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab

OHSU-FS-1000
LENGTH: 8 pages
Fact Sheet

How's the lake doing?

OHSU-FS-1074
LENGTH: 2 pages
Fact Sheet

OSU Sea Grant Extension sustainable tourism

OHSU-FS-1010
LENGTH: 1 page
Fact Sheet

Global Change Local Impacts: Of Birds and trees and climate

OHSU-FS-1073
LENGTH: 3 pages
Fact Sheet

Legislature Days Gazette; A review of Legislative Days on Lake Erie 2011

OHSU-FS-970
LENGTH: 4 pages
Fact Sheet

Global Change Local Impacts: Studying world climate to help Ohio

OHSU-FS-1071
LENGTH: 2 pages
Fact Sheet

OSU Extension is helping grow Lake Erie tourism, an $11 billion industry

OHSU-FS-990
LENGTH: 2 pages
Fact Sheet

Global Change Local Impacts: The swamp in OSU's backyard

OHSU-FS-1072
LENGTH: 3 pages
Fact Sheet

Global Change Local Impacts: Accounting for carbon in Great Lakes forests

OHSU-FS-960
LENGTH: 3 pages
Fact Sheet

Harmful Algal Blooms in Ohio Waters

OHSU-FS-911
LENGTH: 4 pages
Fact Sheet

Do the research: Stone Lab REU scholarship program trains future scientists

OHSU-FS-1065
LENGTH: 2 pages
Fact Sheet

Ohio coastal training program: Science based tools and training for a sustainable Lake Erie

OHSU-FS-1064
LENGTH: 2 pages
Fact Sheet

Local government leadership training

OHSU-FS-1075
LENGTH: 1 page
Fact Sheet

Learning the lake: Stone Lab's science field trip program teaches the importance of Lake Erie

OHSU-FS-1066
LENGTH: 2 pages
Fact Sheet

Live, work and play: Creating Lake Erie communities that attract residents, businesses and guests

OHSU-FS-1070
LENGTH: 2 pages
Fact Sheet

X marks the spot; Ohio Sea Grant Extension creates new ways to promote Lake Erie shipwreck education and conservation

OHSU-FS-1063
LENGTH: 2 pages
Fact Sheet

Gone fishing: Study offers snapshot of the Ohio charter fishing industry

OHSU-FS-1062
LENGTH: 2 pages
Fact Sheet

Dredging up the polluted past

OHSU-FS-1061
LENGTH: 2 pages
Fact Sheet

Global Change Local Impacts: Climate change and public health in the Great Lakes region

OHSU-FS-950
LENGTH: 2 pages
Fact Sheet

Aquatic visitors center reels 'em in

OHSU-FS-1069
LENGTH: 2 pages
Fact Sheet

Fishing for solutions: Charter captains conference spreads the word about good business, lake Erie issues

OHSU-FS-1068
LENGTH: 2 pages
Fact Sheet

Cleaning up Lake Erie, one marina and boater at a time

OHSU-FS-1067
LENGTH: 2 pages
Fact Sheet

Fuel-Saving Tips for Boaters

OHSU-FS-880
LENGTH: 2 pages
Fact Sheet

Lake Erie: Keeping it a Great Lake

OHSU-FS-900
LENGTH: 2 pages
Fact Sheet

The Great Lakes at a Crossroads; Preparing for a Changing Climate

OHSU-FS-930
LENGTH: 4 pages
Fact Sheet

Shrink-Wrap Recycling

OHSU-FS-890
LENGTH: 2 pages
Fact Sheet

The Federal order

OHSU-FS-920
LENGTH: 2 pages
Fact Sheet

From Counter Terrorism to Pathogen Detection

OHSU-FS-1056
LENGTH: 3 pages
Fact Sheet

Hot Commodity

OHSU-FS-1058
LENGTH: 3 pages
Fact Sheet

Basic fishing equipment for kids

OHSU-FS-850
LENGTH: 2 pages
Fact Sheet

Lake Erie Facts

OHSU-FS-870
LENGTH: 2 pages
Fact Sheet

Something in the water

OHSU-FS-1057
LENGTH: 2 pages
Fact Sheet

Where to take kids fishing in Northern Ohio

OHSU-FS-840
LENGTH: 2 pages
Fact Sheet

The Mini Dead Zone. An old problem in a new area of Lake Erie

OHSU-FS-1059
LENGTH: 2 pages
Fact Sheet

Marine-related careers: Options and resources

OHSU-FS-121
LENGTH: 2 pages
Fact Sheet

Finding maps and charts

OHSU-FS-101
LENGTH: 2 pages
Fact Sheet

Wetlands and fisheries

OHSU-FS-631
LENGTH: 2 pages
Fact Sheet

Lake Erie's overlooked fish in sport fishing

OHSU-FS-1053
LENGTH: 2 pages
Fact Sheet

Steelhead money fish for Ohio

OHSU-FS-1055
LENGTH: 2 pages
Fact Sheet

Entering the zone

OHSU-FS-1052
LENGTH: 4 pages
Fact Sheet

Walleye anglers keep pace with changing Lake Erie

OHSU-FS-1051
LENGTH: 2 pages
Fact Sheet

Lake Erie's water levels

OHSU-FS-251
LENGTH: 2 pages
Fact Sheet
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