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So Great, So Fragile: Great Lakes, Lake Michigan health depend on keeping invasive species out

By Cheryl Scott and Marissa Isang, ABC News 7

CHICAGO (WLS) -- On the surface of Lake Michigan, glistening water rushes over sandy beaches. But underneath the waves is a fragile ecosystem that interconnects a complex food web critical to the overall health of the Great Lakes.

Disruption to that system can have dire consequences to its inhabitants, and that means paying attention not only to what is living in the water but on keeping unwelcome predators out.

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