Green Curls on the Water: Harmful Algal Blooms in the Great Lakes | North Coast Chronicles

October 28, 2022

How agal blooms impact all our lives

The October episode of North Coast Chronicles Podcast takes us into the secret world of toxic harmful algal blooms!   We know that this scummy surface algae is bad for people and animals with untold damage to our freshwater resource and not just a phenomenon in the Great Lakes. There is so much more to learn!  Dr. Silvia Elena Newell from Wright State University joins the podcast to help us understand what it is, the nitrogen cycle and is there anything we can do to prevent it?

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Helen Brohl

Helen Brohl is a Great Lakes gal, having grown up on the south shore of Lake Erie and a lifetime of summers on Middle Bass Island. Helen understands the Great Lakes as a valuable resource with a Master's Degree from The Ohio State University in Great Lakes Land and Water Use Policy and as an economic engine for the nation with almost 40 years of experience in maritime transportation and trade development. Helen previously worked as professional staff on the U.S. Congressional House Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee, with NOAA's Office of Coast Management, did trade development for the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, was the Director of Marketing for the Port of Chicago, the Executive Director of the U.S. Great Lakes Shipping Association, and retired in January 2023 after almost 17 years as the Executive Director of the U.S. Committee on the Marine Transportation System in Washington, DC. Follow along as Helen shares the nature, folk lore, and charm of the Great Lakes!