NANFA-- Great Lakes In-Depth
Mon, 10 Jan 2000 02:18:01 EST

I saw a show today on PBS called Great Lakes In-Depth. This episode showed a
segment with divers in Lake Superior exploring a shipwreck which had rock
bass and unidentified sculpins living within the various nooks and crannies
of the ship.I particularly liked the footage of the sculpins hopping around
amidst the wreck and poking their heads out of holes in the ships in which
they lived. Another segment featured a schooner called the Appledore which
sails out of Bay City and had some kids sampling the zooplankton,
phytoplankton,midge larvae, and other small creatures from the Bay. The show
also talked about zebra mussels and their detrimental effects as well as a
lot of shipwreck-related topics.
There is a web site for the show; it's at . I
looked at a list of the episode scripts ; most of the subject matter seems to
be shipwrecks but each episode has a creature of the week which is usually a
Michigan native fish but is sometimes an introduced species. I think that the
show is unique for its underwater footage of the Great Lakes and its fish.
Underwater filming in freshwater being shown on TV in general is uncommon.

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