Zooplankton communities vary among the lakes. In addition, these communities vary seasonally and with depth within the same lake. To date, 35 taxa of cladocerans, 11 species of calanoid and cyclopoid copepods, and two genera of rotifers have been identified from eight lakes in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is the only National Park Service area with an inland buffer zone within its boundary. It is owned by the State of Michigan, corporations, and private citizens. The zone was created to permit sustained yield timber harvest and protect the watershed. More...