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Canada: Lake Huron Storm Went storm chasing: found one! While out on one of my many adventures, a sunny walk on the beach turned more dramatic as the storm moved in. The alarming fall in the lake’s water level made me realize that I was seeing climate change in action.

Lake Huron Storm



4. The storm closes in. Until the 1920s, Lake Huron's piscine food chain was ruled by the lake trout, which fed on the plankton-eating cisco. When the lake was invaded by smelt, alewives, and sea lampreys, the trout were brought to the edge of extinction. In the 1980s, Chinook salmon were imported from the West Coast but now the alewives they eat have dwindled. In an illustration of the cyclical nature of the world, the lake trout population is increasing again.


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CANADA | Tuesday, 2 July 2013 | Views [412]


4. The storm closes in. Until the 1920s, Lake Huron's piscine food chain was ruled by the lake trout, which fed on the plankton-eating cisco. When the lake was invaded by smelt, alewives, and sea lampreys, the trout were brought to the edge of extinction. In the 1980s, Chinook salmon were imported from the West Coast but now the alewives they eat have dwindled. In an illustration of the cyclical nature of the world, the lake trout population is increasing again.
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