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This article is from the Great Lakes Echo. They deliver environmental news and information in the Great Lakes region. They're a project of the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism at Michigan State University. They deliver environmental news in a way that fosters community interaction and understanding among U.S. and Canadian resident of the Great Lakes region.
Scientists: Mayflies may amplify oxygen and algae problems, but don’t blame the bugs

Check out the OSU Sea Grant page, for information on Stone Laboratory, located on Gibraltar Island which is right next to South Bass Island (Put-In-Bay). Tours are available and recommended. A great place to learn about Lake Erie. Did you know, for example, that Lake Erie, which has less water than any of the other Great Lakes, has more fish than the other four Great Lakes -- COMBINED? The mayfly is just part of the reason.

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Here's a report from the U.S. Geological Survey - Great Lakes Science Center predicting the full recovery of the mayfly in Lake Erie back in the 1990s.
Population models of burrowing mayfly recolonization in western Lake Erie

The Department of Entomology at Purdue University has their "Mayfly Central" web site. The program is a multidimensional research and education program dedicated to the pursuit and dissemination of knowledge about mayflies, or the insect order Ephemeroptera. Good for the person wanting serious species information cause there are not many pictures on this site.
http://www.entm.purdue. edu/Entomology/research/mayfly/mayfly.html

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Middle Bass on the Web - Island Information -

While you're putting up with the mayflies, don't forget to relax with a glass of wine! Check out for info and locations of great wineries along the lakeshore and all over Ohio.

As we come up with more information on our friendly little flyers, we'll post it here.

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