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Lake Algae's Impact On Lake Michigan

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Tom Luljak with Harvey Bootsma, professor in UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences.";

Much of Lake Michigan’s water is clear, but in some parts of the lake you can see (and smell) algae blooms that have sprouted. The contrast is striking, and it’s also alarming to scientists concerned with the health of Lake Michigan.

On this edition of UWM Today, we look at lake algae, the microscopic organisms that can be a blessing or curse to the quality of our lake. Joining us on today’s program is Harvey Bootsma, a professor in UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences.

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Tom Luljak is the vice chancellor of University Relations and Communications at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. In addition to directing the university's communication programs, Luljak serves as an associate lecturer in UWM's Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, teaching courses in corporate communications and sports marketing.