Endocrine disrupters are getting into our waterways and can impact the sex lives of fish.
Sea Grant researchers have found that northern pike return to their birth places to spawn.
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.
We co-hosted a new youth program this spring to help combat the spread of an invasive plant, purple loosestrife.
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.
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.
A fun factoid related to information found in this newsletter.
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
The National Sea Grant program has created a poster that features several nasty water-related exotic species. Shipping fee is $5.
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.
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.
This lists 2 recently-published scientific journal reprints we have available for free.