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Minnesota Sea Grant Awarded Federal Grant

The National Sea Grant College Program has awarded Minnesota Sea Grant $833,000 for its omnibus projects during the first year of its 1998-2001 funding period. These federal dollars are matched with $425,400 from the University of Minnesota.

These funds will be used for the following Sea Grant projects:

Biotechnology and Aquaculture

Genetic effects of hatchery rainbow trout on naturalized steelhead populations. Anne Kapuscinski, Sea Grant extension specialist.

Sustainable Coastal Communities

Investigating pathogen and nutrient removal by constructed wetlands for treatment of single home and small community wastewater. Rich Axler, Center for Water and the Environment, Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI).

Lake Superior Ecosystem Management

Investigating the role sunlight plays when it breaks down organic contaminants and natural organic matter in Lake Superior. Patrick Brezonik, Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota Minneapolis.

Investigating the effects of land use on stream ecosystems and material discharge into Lake Superior streams. Anne Hershey, Dept. of Biology, University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD).

The distribution and inventory of human-caused metal contaminants in western Lake Superior sediments. Thomas Johnson, Large Lakes Observatory, UMD.

Modeling sediment plumes coming into Lake Superior from the Nemadji River. Gary Parker, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota.

Quantifying vertical upwelling currents along Lake Superior’s North Shore. Elise Ralph, Large Lakes Observatory, UMD.

Evaluating potential reintroduction sites for coaster brook trout within the Lake Superior basin. Carl Richards, Center for Water and the Environment, NRRI.

Monitoring Lake Superior zooplankton size and density via acoustical mapping. Kewen Yin, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, UMD.

Education and Outreach

These funds also support graduate students on the above research projects, Knauss Fellows, teacher education programs, and continuing Sea Grant outreach projects in exotic species, aquaculture and biotechnology, sustainable coastal communities, and Lake Superior ecosystem management.

By Sea Grant Staff
March 1998

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