Results from a recent survey show that Duluthians value the city's open space and are committed to protecting it. Minnesota Sea Grant directed the project that investigated residents' perceptions of natural and developed open space to add insight to community planning efforts.
An exotic tubenose goby was found in the Duluth Superior Harbor in April 2001. This is the species' first documented leap significantly beyond the St. Clair River.
Lake Superior's native lampreys aren't bad, they're just ugly. Learn about three secretive lamprey species that have lived in the lake's tributaries for thousands of years.
Jean-Michel Cousteau praised Duluth's waterfront and advocated for the preservation of both freshwater and saltwater ecosystems when he spoke in Duluth last fall.
The Great Lakes Fishery Trust, the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network, and the Great Lakes Fishery Commission have joined forces to address the impact of aquatic nuisance species on the Great Lakes food web and on sport and commercial fisheries.
Fulbright scholar and Sea Grant graduate student Anne Cooper will study the genetic conservation of Atlantic salmon in Norway with some of the world's leading authorities.
This is a profile of Brian Looney, a former Sea Grant graduate student who now works as a senior fellow research engineer for the Savannah River Laboratory in South Carolina where he develops technologies to clean up contaminated soil.
Mike Cousino joins Sea Grant as a graphic designer; Carl Richards partners in new Great Lakes-wide research and chairs the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network; and Marie Zhuikov chairs two committees in 2002.
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Minnesota Sea Grant Director Carl Richards discusses Sea Grant's structure and mission in light of the draft 2003 federal budget, which proposes moving Sea Grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to the National Science Foundation.
New Publications & Services
Resource managers, county staff, educators, and other people interested in groundwater can now own "Groundwater Education Materials," a compact disk containing information on groundwater movement, composition, contamination, and more. The CD costs $4.50.
Minnesota Sea Grant's newest "Program Guide" summarizes the research and public education projects underway between 2001-2003.
An article by Minnesota Sea Grant researchers from the proceedings of a freshwater mussel symposium is available for free.