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December 1998

Why Love Lakes?

Why do people love to visit lakes? See the results of a recent survey of Minnesotans conducted by Sea Grant and the MN Department of Natural Resources.

Lakes Workshops Lead to Governor’s Recommendations

Find out some results of two lakes workshops held in northeastern Minnesota this summer to assess public opinion about lakes.

Understanding Viruses in Lake Superior-Effects of Ultraviolet Light Probed

For the first time, researchers are looking at the amount of viruses present in one of the Great Lakes and what effects global climate change may have on the viruses.

Classrooms get Hyper-linked to Water

Two Minnesota lakes were home to RUSS (Remote Underwater Sampling Station) units this summer, allowing biology students to conduct real-time water sampling experiments without getting wet, through a project called Water on the Web (WOW).

Teachers Broaden Exotic Learning

Teachers from across Minnesota and northern Wisconsin recently participated in an “Exotic Species Day Camp” for a full day of discovery about harmful exotic species.

Zebra Mussels “Pulse” in Duluth-Superior Harbor

The zebra mussel population in a Lake Superior harbor has increased, raising concerns over impacts on industries and the environment.

Student Awarded Knauss Fellowship

Susan Solarz, a Ph.D. candidate from the University of Minnesota, was awarded a prestigious fellowship that will allow her to work on marine policy and conservation issues with the executive branch of government in Washington, D.C.

Staff Update

Our director left to take a job with the Environmental Protection Agency. Find out who’s filling in for him while we search for another director.

Did Ja Know?

Minnesota is a fishing hot spot.

Bow Watch

New Year’s Resolutions or Year-in-Review

This column discusses the results of an evaluation conducted on the Minnesota Sea Grant program by a national review team.

New Publications & Services

The Lake Game: For People who Care About Lakes

This 15-page activity booklet is designed to teach youth and adults about the conflicting demands on Minnesota’s lakes. And better yet, itís free!

Minnesota Sea Grant Program Guide Available

This 43-page program guide summarizes each research and public education project Minnesota Sea Grant is undertaking for the 1998-2001 period. This is the first guide developed in the program’s 24-year history, and itís free.

New Journal Reprints

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

 


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