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March 1998

Reawakening a ‘Sleeping Beauty’ of a Gene

A fish gene that stopped functioning millions of years ago now offers a way to correct flawed human DNA and promises to revolutionize the cutting-edge science of human gene therapy.

Superfund Site Still Causing Concern

Minnesota Sea Grant was recently awarded $250,000 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to evaluate a contaminated groundwater site on the Leech Lake Indian Reservation in north central Minnesota.

Computer Model Predicts Lake Superior’s Unique Moves

Trying to predict how Lake Superior will react to a storm or other events has, up until now, been like trying to predict where a tornado will twist next. Sea Grant researcher Philip Cheung has developed the first hydrodynamic computer model that can be used to predict Lake Superior’s unique moves.

Bag O’ Lamprey

Will chefs in Portugal and Spain accept frozen lamprey instead of live lamprey? That’s the question to be answered in a continuing study to determine the marketability of Great Lakes lamprey.

Clearly Superior

Five years of volunteer efforts through the Lakewatch Program to measure Lake Superior’s water clarity show it is remarkably clear.

Operation Pathfinder

Elementary and middle school teachers from across the Midwest brushed up their knowledge of oceanography and coastal processes while enjoying Lake Superior.

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.

The Seiche Earns International Award

The Seiche newsletter earned second place as the “most improved periodical” from the National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC) this past fall.

Making Waves - A Profile of Charles Louis

Find out why Charles Louis thinks Sea Grant is important to Minnesota. Louis is assistant vice president for research and the associate dean of the graduate school at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

Staff Update

Doug Jensen, Exotic Species Information Center Coordinator, was distinguished with an outstanding service award from the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Did Ja Know?

The public wants to be informed about the environment

Bow Watch

Bow Watch - The Genetic Revolution

Minnesota Sea Grant Director, Mike McDonald, discusses Minnesota Sea Grant’s role in the biotechnology revolution.

New Publications & Services

500 Images of the Great Lakes on a Compact Disk

At last - 500 high-quality electronic images of the Great Lakes you can purchase for $12 to use for your publications, multimedia computer presentations, or to “pretty up” your Web site.

Glossary of the Great Lakes

This 71-page glossary is a handy reference to the many programs, initiatives, regulations, and terms dealing with the Great Lakes. A bargain at $4, it is perfect for regulatory and environmental agency staff, or anyone who wants to learn more about the Great Lakes.

New Journal Reprints

This lists three recently-published scientific journal reprints we have available for free.

 


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