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The Great Lakes What you should know By John Lees
There are 5 great lakes Huron Ontario Michigan Erie Superior Hint: To remember all of the lakes just spell out H.O.M.E.S
Lake Huron Size: Second Largest Great Lake Average Depth: 195ft Shoreline(including islands):3,287mi Fact: 1st great Lake discovered byexplorers Lake Huron
Lake Ontario Size: Smallest Great Lake Average Depth: 283ft Shoreline(includingislands): 712 mi Fact: Lowest elevation of the Great Lakes Lake Ontario
Lake Michigan Size: 3rd largest Great Lake Average Depth: 279ft Shoreline(including islands): 1,638mi Fact: Only Great Lake completelyin the U.S Lake Michigan
Lake Erie Size:4th largest Great Lake Average Depth: 62ft Shoreline(including islands): 871 mi Fact: Warmest of the Great Lakes Lake Erie
Lake Superior Size: Largest Great Lake Average Depth: 483 ft Shoreline(including islands):2,726mi Fact:Superior could hold all of the other Great Lakes plus 3 more lakesthe size of Erie Lake Superior
Fish of the Great Lakes Salmon:-Weight: 4lbs-Length: 26in Carp:-Weight: 1-7lbs-Length: 15-22in Lake Trout:-Weight: 3-9lbs-Length: 17-27in
Vessels on the Great Lakes Freighters: Carry cargo,biggest ships on the GreatLakes, and can be as longas 100oft Tugboats: Push barges, usedfor working, and can pushmost ships Sailboats: For recreation, andleisure.
Pollutants in the Great Lakes Mercury- Used to make metals Lead- Found in metals and used in fossil fuels Petroleum- Comes from oil and other fuels Sewage- Comes from sewage treatment plants Fertilizer- From Farms and yards
Great Lakes Islands Raise your hand if you’ve been there! Mackinac Island Beaver Island Isle Royale Drummond island Bois Blanc
What have we learned? There are 5 great lakes The differences between all of the lakes Types of fish in the lakes What kind of boats there are on the lakes What pollutes the lakes Some of the many islands through out all of the lakes
Sources: Images(all from commons.wikimedia.org) Great Lakes-posted by NASA @ commons.wikimedia.org Fish-Salmon: posted by U.S Fish & Wildlife @ commons.wikimedia.org-Carp: posted by U.S Federal Government @commons.wikimedia.org -Lake Trout: posted by the NOAA @ commons.wikimedia.org Boats-Freighter: posted by Chris Light @commons.wikimedia.org-Tugboat: posted by Sherseydc @ commons.wikimedia.org-Sailboat: posted by Blue images @ commons.wikimedia.org