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December 2002

Lake Superior's Deep-Water Donut Mystery

Huge rings lie in the deepest regions on the floor of Lake Superior. Scientists at the University of Minnesota and in the United Kingdom are looking into how they were formed.

Siscowet Trout: A Plague of Riches

Despite Lake Superior's chilly temperatures and relatively low productivity, it has a lot of fat fish! Fisheries professor Jim Kitchell discusses the impacts siscowet trout have on Lake Superior's food web dynamics.

More Minnesotans Catch "Potomac Fever" Through Prestigious Knauss Fellowship

The National Sea Grant College Program has lured yet another University of Minnesota graduate to Washington, D.C. with the offer of a prestigious Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship. Barbara Peichel will leave in February to work in the office of Senator Akaka of Hawaii.

Voyage of the Mary Sears

Staff member Bruce Munson shares his experiences aboard a naval vessel as part of a program designed to enhance marine science teaching.

Beach Swept

See a picture of our staff members who participated with gusto in Great Lakes Beach Sweep 2002.

Staff Update

We are an award-winning bunch!

Did Ja Know?

Please don't toss your cigarette butts overboard. Here's a fact about how long they last in the environment.

Bow Watch

Bow Watch: Scientists Delve into Lake Superior's Mysteries

Director Carl Richards ponders Lake Superior's deepest mysteries, and describes how scientists are trying to solve some of them.

New Publications & Services

One Million Exotics ID Cards Available!

We recently completed a print run of 1.1 million aquatic nuisance species "watch" identification cards that are being distributed in the U.S. and Canada to help in the fight against the spread of two species: Eurasian watermilfoil and purple loosestrife.

Updated Publications List Available

Our publications brochure, which lists over 50 products we offer to provide information about aquatic issues and Lake Superior, has been updated and is available for free.

Glossary of the Great Lakes

We've reduced the price on this glossary, which is a quick and easy reference designed especially for the public and agency people to help sort out the different agencies and interpret the various acronyms at work in the Great Lakes. Cost is $2.50. It's also available online here for free!

Journal Reprints

Two new journal reprints address the survival of salmonella in fresh water and the effects of treated sewage effluent exposure on goldfish reproduction.

 


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