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February 2000

Raising Redtails

A popular fishing bait, the redtail chub minnow is on the decline in the wild. To help meet consumer demand and to preserve wild populations, Minnesota Sea Grant and several partners have pioneered methods to grow redtails in captivity.

Grant Time

Scientists, it’s time to apply for Minnesota Sea Grant funding for projects during 2001-2003. Scientists must be affiliated with a Minnesota academic institution. The deadline for letters of intent is March 17, 2000.

Bonanza for Lake Superior: Seiches Do More Than Move Water

Find out what the word “seiche” means and how seiches impact the biology of Lake Superior.

Lakes are Impacted by EMPACT

Sea Grant and partners received a $425,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to make Minnesota lake data more available to the public.

North House Folk School Offers Freshwater Studies

This learning institution in Grand Marais, MN, offers a unique sailing experience for anyone interested in learning about Lake Superior.

Minnesotan Awarded Knauss Fellowship

Jonathan Pundsack, a graduate student at the University of Minnesota Duluth, will spend the next year studying the socio-economic effects of seasonal climate change in Washington, D.C.

New Fellowship Program to Strengthen Great Lakes Science/Policy Linkages

A graduate student from the University of Wisconsin has been selected as the first Great Lakes Commission - Sea Grant Fellow.

Former Staffer Earns Commerce Department Award

Jim Murray, our former coastal resource specialist, was cited for his efforts as part of a team that helped Central America recover after Hurricane Mitch.

Where are They Now?

This is a profile of David (Moe) Nelson, a former Sea Grant-funded graduate student who now works as a marine biologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Did Ja Know?

More than 300 species of minnows live in North and Central America.

New Publications & Services

Retailing Quality Seafood for a Profit

Texas Sea Grant has produced a book that transfers over a decade of research into practical ideas for designing and implementing quality and safety programs for successfully marketing seafood. It’s written for people who manage seafood departments in grocery stores.

Purple Peril

Copies of “Purple Loosestrife: What You Should Know, What You Can Do,“ are available from Minnesota Sea Grant. The free brochure about this exotic plant describes the problems loosestrife causes, discusses identification and control measures, and lists other garden plants that are a good substitute.

Journal Reprints

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


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