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http://www.aslo.org/lo/toc/vol_26/issue_3/0532.pdf

Above is a pdf I had for a while. I got into connect with some friends studying on the lake and they gave me an internet link to it.

It you want to know what's really going on in the lake with seasonal algae growth....it's worth the read.

Enjoy and tell me what you think!
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In reading this... Several things came to mind...

The lake as a complete ecosystem is extremely efficient. By this I mean that with some of the defining absolutes as food sources (plant growth) nutruients for plant growth and then the way that the fish are able to use the algae growth. Blue Green Algae blooms occuring on the lake as part of the cycle of life shows the health of the lake..

The study occured in 1975 and while still reading the article, the thought occured to me what is the over fishing doing to the ecosystem that appears so balanced back then.

It is apparent that the algae blooms, growth, cycle is the very basic of the whole Lake foundation.

When the european mussel clams came over and was introduced into some of the Great lakes and through boats being on the waters of the lakes, transfered those mussels to inland lakes. Some of the inland lakes that had huge muskies litteraly lost the muskie population because the lakes were cleaned up through the filtering of the mussels and the forage fish that the yellow perch and other fish depended upon were easily found and then those bigger fish died for lack of food and hence the muskie died for lack of food.

So with the algae being threatened and gone.. all the others were gone.. Beautiful, clear and clean lakes that are worthless now..

So goes the Algae.. So goes the fish

Interesting reading, be sure to take the time to look up terms and understand the significance.. The reading has to be done several times over and not necessary to understand the each significant detail but rather the overall picture.. The big picture...

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