Dive Into The Great Lakes

Dive Into The Great Lakes

If you grew up in the U.S., you know that H.O.M.E.S. is more than just a mispunctuated word. It's the acronym used to remember the five Great Lakes: Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie and Superior. These vast yet insulated bodies of water serve as a gateway for species travel, provide picturesque shorelines (take, for example, Chicago's historic Lake Shore Drive) and have long been summer swimming playgrounds.

On a scientific level, the Great Lakes provide much ecological and biodiversity to explore. Ever heard of gigantic goldfish inhabiting lakes? What sunken treasures have been discovered? Dive in and explore what lies beneath the surface of the Great Lakes.


from British Pathé


from British Pathé


Key Facts In This Video

  • 1

    For thousands of years, hibernation was one of the leading theories to explain where birds went between fall and spring. (0:12)

  • 2

    A pamphlet from 1703 suggested that birds migrated to the moon. (0:20)

  • 3

    The worlds speediest migration is done by the great snipe which travels from Sweden to central Africa (2:13)


from Smithsonian Channel


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