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September 1999

Aquatic Exotics: Highlights of the Ninth International Zebra Mussel and Aquatic Nuisance Species Conference

From repellent chile pepper paint to attractant lamprey scents, find out what over 400 participants of this annual conference heard about aquatic nuisance species research in Duluth last April.

Invasive Crayfish Discovered in St. Louis Bay

Rusty crayfish were found for the first time in the Duluth-Superior Harbor this summer.

New Director Hired

Our new director has training in aquatic ecology, and comes to us from the University of Minnesota Duluth's Natural Resources Research Institute.

New Exotic Species Projects Funded

Minnesota Sea Grant is receiving $358,000 from the National Sea Grant College Program for several aquatic nuisance species (ANS) projects, including a study of the risk of transporting ANS via baitfish harvesting, and a multi-state survey to evaluate the effectiveness of ANS boater education programs.

Technology Project Receives Award

The Water on the Web project, which brings new water monitoring technologies to students, won a University of Minnesota technology award this summer.

HarborWatch Increases Knowledge

Middle and high school students who live near Lake Superior get to examine their local harbors through this new program.

Kudos

Our work with the Minnesota DNR on a survey about Minnesota lakes won an award from the University of Minnesota Extension Service.

Staff Update

We have three new staff members — an editor and two program assistants.

Did Ja Know?

Watch out for incoming ballast water!

New Publications & Services

Handy Cards Help Identify Zebra Mussels

Through the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network, we are offering a reprint of these color, wallet-sized cards that describe the appearance of zebra mussels and what to do if you find one.

Exotics Field Guide Available

This brochure describes the major aquatic nuisance species found in the Great Lakes region.

Seafood Safety

This brochure offers information about the shelf life of seafood and guidelines for keeping it safe to eat.

New Journal Reprints

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

 


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