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August 2001

Scrambled Sexual Signals

Endocrine disrupters are getting into our waterways and can impact the sex lives of fish.

Genetic Evidence Confirms, "There's No Place Like Home"

Sea Grant researchers have found that northern pike return to their birth places to spawn.

Minnesota Grad Earns Marine Policy Fellowship

Erik Heinen, a graduate student at the University of Minnesota Duluth, is going to Washington, D.C., as one of the newest Knauss Fellowship finalists.

Preparing for Purple Eaters

We co-hosted a new youth program this spring to help combat the spread of an invasive plant, purple loosestrife.

Where Are They Now?

This is a profile of Mike Tapper, a former Sea Grant-funded graduate student who now works as a research biologist for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's lab in Duluth.

Staff Update

Our staff members are involved in new cooperative projects that received a total of $2.47 million in grants, and two of our educational projects, the "Stop Exotics, Clean Your Boat" video and the "Minnesota Shoreland Resource Guide" Web site, received national awards.

Did Ja Know?

A fun factoid related to information found in this newsletter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow Watch

Bow Watch: No Quick Answers to Pollution

Minnesota Sea Grant Director Carl Richards describes how endocrine disrupters are a difficult pollutant problem to solve, and thanks the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District for their cooperation with Sea Grant research projects.

New Publications & Services

New Poster! America's Most "Unwanted"

The National Sea Grant program has created a poster that features several nasty water-related exotic species. Shipping fee is $5.

Teachers, Remember the Trunk!

We'd like to remind teachers that we have the "Exotic Aquatics Traveling Trunk" available to rent for a nominal fee. The trunk will help you instruct your students in the coming year about threats posed by aquatic exotic species, such as zebra mussels, purple loosestrife, and Eurasian ruffe.

Updated Exotic Species CD Available

If you need it, we've updated the compact disk we offer of the Sea Grant Nonindigenous Species Web site. This handy information source costs only $8.

Journal Reprints

This lists 2 recently-published scientific journal reprints we have available for free.

 


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