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Vertical Distribution of Zooplankton <http://www.epa.gov/glnpo/monitoring/zooplankton/index.html>
Vertical migration by zooplankton is one of the earliest and most commonly observed behavioral phenomena in both marine and freshwaters. Alternately referred to as diel or diurnal vertical migration (DVM), this usually involves a migration upward from deeper waters at dusk, resulting in a population maximum in relatively shallow water at night, followed by sinking to deeper water at dawn and a mid-day population maximum at depth.

Zooplankton 1998 Data <http://www.epa.gov/glnpo/monitoring/indicators/zoo98/index.html>
Zooplankton are tiny, free-living animals found in the open water of all water bodies, including the Great Lakes. Because of their importance in the ecology of aquatic systems, the Great Lakes National Program Office of the US EPA has been monitoring zooplankton populations in the Great Lakes since 1983.

Key Sediment Problem Areas in the Great Lakes Basin <http://www.epa.gov/glnpo/sediment/gpra/index.html>
EPA's Great Lakes program identifies polluted sediments as the largest major source of contaminants to the Great Lakes food chain, including each of the 43 Areas of Concern.

Assessment of Sediment Quality in the Black River Watershed <http://www.epa.gov/glnpo/sediment/BlackRiver/Index.htm>
The Black River’s infamous history of severe sediment contamination from polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) below USS/Kobe Steel and associated impacts on the fish community, the land use and hydrologic characteristics which result in extensive sediment loading and deposition, and past and present pollution sources clearly suggest sediments may, in fact, be the dominant stressor in the system. 

Remediation of Contaminated Sediment at the Unnamed Tributary to the Ottawa River <http://www.epa.gov/glnpo/sediment/OttawaRiver/index.html>
This document summarizes the successful sediment investigation and remediation recently completed at the Unnamed Tributary to the Ottawa River located in Toledo, Ohio. As a result of several factors, including a cooperative partnership between government representatives and private industry, this site was successfully remediated in record time, culminating in the removal of more than 56,000 pounds of PCBs.

FY 1999 Project Summaries <http://www.epa.gov/glnpo/fund/99summ.htm>
GLNPO makes "venture capital" available for important, innovative projects to protect and clean up the Great Lakes ecosystem. In FY 99 GLNPO looked for projects in the areas of Contaminated Sediments, Pollution Prevention and Reduction (pursuant to the Binational Toxics Strategy), Habitat (Ecological) Protection and Restoration, Exotic Species, and Emerging Issues. Search the 1999 Project Summaries <http://www.epa.gov/glnpo/fund/projects/search99projects.html>

FY 2000 - 2001 Great Lakes Funding Guidance <http://www.epa.gov/glnpo/fund/2000guid/index.html>
With this document, the Great Lakes National Program Office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency describes its funding process and solicits Preproposals for projects to be awarded from Fiscal Year (FY) 2000 funds. Preproposals due February 18, 2000

FY 2000-2001 Guide to other Federal Funding Sources <http://www.epa.gov/glnpo/fund/glf.html#Other Funding Sources>
Other funding opportunities in the Great Lakes.

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