Destruction of Giant Algae Doughnut Threatens Lake Michigan

LiveScience: An invasive species of mussel called quagga has recently begun eating its way through the phytoplankton population of Lake Michigan, which could have dire effects on the lake's ecosystem, scientists now warn. A phytoplankton. "We saw that with each storm, you get a ring, and it can persist for weeks or even months," Kerfoot said. This doughnut, in turn, feeds the entire lake. Zooplankton, tiny animals that feed on phytoplankton, thrive there. The seasonal bloom helps ......

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