Buoys and Thermoclines

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Related Projects

The Angler Archive provides easy access to long-term recreational fishing data collected in southern Lake Michigan.

The Fish Atlas provides an interactive map to view charter boat fishing data throughout Lake Michigan. 

The Great Lakes Monitoring tool provides easy access to more than 30 years of environmental data collected throughout the Great Lakes.

Southern Lake Michigan Outdoors is a destination website to explore swimming, boating, hiking, fishing, or camping in the southern Lake Michigan region.

Key Partners

Partners who help with buoy maintenance, management, or deployment include:

Cary Troy Lab, Purdue University, Lyles School of Civil Engineering

Limnotech, Inc.

U.S. Coast Guard Station Wilmette Harbor

Michigan City Port Authority


Contact Info

Aquatic Ecology Specialist

Jay Beugly

Great Lakes Ecosystem Specialist

Paris Collingsworth

Fisheries Scientist

Mitch Zischke

Aquatic Ecology Specialist

Leslie Dorworth

IISG Tweets

Lake levels continue to reach record highs or near-record highs across the basin. What problems does this cause?

🌊 Coastal erosion
🌊 Flooding
🌊 Infrastructure damage
🌊 Economic loss

Learn more—Great Lakes Quarterly Climate Impacts & Outlook report: https://mrcc.illinois.edu/pubs/docs/GL-2020Winter_Final.pdf

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