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  • A Spotter buoy in the water near the cliffs of Pictured Rocks.
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    COVID-19 Delays Great Lakes Buoy Deployment, MTU Helps Fill the Gap

    Michigan Tech and the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research have stepped in to ensure buoys are deployed in Lake Superior despite delays due to COVID-19. An unexpected consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the delayed deployment of Great Lakes weather and wave buoys, which provide critical weather and wave conditions information to commercial shipping, recreational boaters, anglers, swimmers and local tour boat businesses.