Whose Home Is It?

Whose Home Is It? (HM1DSQ)

Location: Michigan City, IN 46360 Porter County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 41.195', W 86° 59.748'

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Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Indigenous (native)
If you dove into the waters of Lake Michigan thousands of years ago, you would have disturbed the home of many indigenous species, such as lake trout, lake whitefish, yellow perch, and lake sturgeon. These healthy native fish lived in a clean lake. They fed off one another, maintained the natural balance of aquatic life, and allowed one another to thrive.
  • Lake Whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis)
  • Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens)
  • Burbot (Lota lota)
  • Lake Trout (Salvelinus namaycush)
  • Cisco (Coregonus artedi)
  • Yellow Perch (Perca flavescens)
  • Trout-Perch (Percopsis omiscomaycus)
  • Longnose Dace (Rhinichthys cataractae)
Invasive (non-native)
With the growth of trade and industry, big ships came into Lake Michigan. Invasive fish species followed within the ballast water of these big ships or through the Great Lakes Canal system. Without proper predators to control their growth, these newcomers upset the balance of aquatic life. Sea lampreys devastated the native lake trout and alewife outnumbered native fish. The National Park Service and other park partners work to reduce invasive species and make Lake Michigan a better home for all who share its waters.
  • Sea Lamprey (Petromyzon marinus)
  • Alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus)
  • Threespine Stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus)
  • Round Goby (Neogobius melanostomus)
  • Rudd (Scardinius erythrophthalmus)
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 7:13am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 500349 N 4614978
Decimal Degrees41.68658333, -86.99580000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 41.195', W 86° 59.748'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 41' 11.70" N, 86° 59' 44.88" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)219
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-5 E Lake Front Dr, Michigan City IN 46360, US
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