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.
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.
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.
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.
Five years of volunteer efforts through the Lakewatch Program to measure Lake Superior’s water clarity show it is remarkably clear.
Elementary and middle school teachers from across the Midwest brushed up their knowledge of oceanography and coastal processes while enjoying Lake Superior.
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 newsletter earned second place as the “most improved periodical” from the National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC) this past fall.
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.
Doug Jensen, Exotic Species Information Center Coordinator, was distinguished with an outstanding service award from the University of Minnesota Duluth.
The public wants to be informed about the environment
Minnesota Sea Grant Director, Mike McDonald, discusses Minnesota Sea Grant’s role in the biotechnology revolution.
New Publications & Services
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.
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.
This lists three recently-published scientific journal reprints we have available for free.