CNS Budget – Jan. 4, 2019

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Jan. 4, 2019 – Early file

To: CNS Editors

From: Dave Poulson

http://news.jrn.msu.edu/capitalnewsservice/

Editors note that before the first file of the spring semester on Jan. 18, we are moving some stories from our partner, Great Lakes Echo, which are available for your use now.

For technical problems, contact CNS technical manager Tony Cepak at (517) 803-6841; cepak@msu.edu.

For other matters, contact Dave Poulson at (517) 432-5417 or (517) 899-1640 poulson@msu.edu.

Correspondents, their contact information and the CNS publications each especially serves are listed here: http://news.jrn.msu.edu/about-capital-news-service/contact-capital-news-service/

HERE IS YOUR FILE:

MUSKTURTLE: A small turtle whose range includes Michigan is easily overlooked. The eastern musk turtles basks in vegetation rather than on the surface of the water and that makes it hard to count. Unfortunately for the turtles, that means they are also easily overlooked for protection. A recent Canadian study sheds new light on the status and protection needs of this secretive species in Lake Huron’s Georgian Bay. By Quinn Zimmerman. FOR MONTMORENCY, SAULT STE. MARIE, ALCONA AND ALL POINTS.

W/MUSKTURTLEPIX: Eastern musk turtle. Credit: James Harding, Michigan State University

MICROPLASTICS: Plastic is washing up on Great Lakes shores like a message in a polyethylene terephthalate bottle. They range from the size of a sesame seed to a lentil and can carry a toxic load that threatens fish, wildlife and people. A new study says they are  increasingly found in sediments and not just the water. By Anntaninna Biondo. FOR LUDINGTON, MANISTEE, OCEANA, HOLLAND, PETOSKEY, HARBOR SPRINGS, TRAVERSE CITY, LEELANAU, CHEBOYGAN, BAY MILLS, MARQUETTE, SAULT STE. MARIE, SAINT IGNACE, BENZIE AND ALL POINTS.

W/MICROPLASTICSPIX: Plastic mixed with sediment.  Image: 5Gyres, courtesy Oregon State University.