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CILER Newsletter
The latest newsletter from the Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research (CILER) is now available. Featured are a letter from CILERíS New Director, Dr. Bradley Cardinale, and information about the 2016 CILER Summit Series.

GLC-Sea Grant Fellowship
Applications are now being accepted for the 2017-18 Great Lakes Commission - Sea Grant Fellowship! The fellow will be assigned responsibilities associated with science/policy research and interjurisdictional coordination, with an emphasis on networking. The position is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

GLFC request for proposals
The Great Lakes Fishery Commission is accepting pre-proposals through January 15, 2017, for its Fishery Research Program and Sea Lamprey Research Program. Theme areas include Fish Health and Ecosystem Dysfunction, Human Dimensions, Physical Processes and Fish Recruitment in Large Lakes, and Reintroduction of Native Deep-water Fish.

Pure Michigan photo contest
Pure Michigan is sponsoring a photo contest! Submit a photo of your favorite Michigan hidden gem and an explanation of why you love it for a chance to have your photo featured in a Pure Michigan calendar, on Pure Michigan's social channels and/or to win a prize from the Pure Michigan store.

Ship's anchor raised from Detroit River after 60 years
Crews raised a 6,000-pound anchor Tuesday from the bottom of the Detroit River where it had been sitting for the past 60 years. Reporters attached GoPro cameras to the anchor and to divers for an underwater look at the raising.

Can reptiles survive climate change?
The next Lake Erie Center Public Lecture takes place this Thursday, Nov. 17. This monthís guest speaker is Dr. Jeanine Refsnider of the University of Toledo Department of Environmental Sciences. Her talk is titled "Can Reptiles Survive Climate Change?"

The Edmund Fitzgerald
This month marks the anniversary of the sinking of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald, an American Great Lakes freighter that sank in a Lake Superior storm on November 10, 1975, with the loss of the entire crew of 29. When launched on June 7, 1958, she was the largest ship on the Great Lakes, and she remains the largest to have sunk there.

Chemicals in our water
The latest Great Lakes Connection newsletter from the International Joint Commission is now available. The headline story focuses on chemicals in our water and what chemicals are of mutual concern to the United States and Canada.

Water levels webinar series
The University of Michigan's Graham Sustainability Institute is presenting a four-part webinar series, Living with Highs and Lows: Policies and Adaptive Actions for Great Lakes Water Level Variability. The first webinar, on coastal bluff erosion, takes place Nov. 10.

Detroit engages with its community to solve its raw sewage and storm water problem
Detroit is experiencing combined sewer overflow, a messy, and often downright dangerous event that happens every time it rains too much. But by leveraging the abundant city-owned vacant land, Detroit may have found a way to alleviate at least some of the overflow.

GLIN November Site of the Month
The GLIN November Site of the Month is Great Lakes Today, a new public radio collaborative that focuses on coverage of our iconic Great Lakes and regional residents. Great Lakes Today develops in-depth reports focused on three areas: use and quality of this freshwater resource, economic importance of the region, and future challenges and opportunities.

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