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June 2004

Bacteria on the Beach

Occasional problems were found with bacteria on Lake Superior beaches last summer and a team of Sea Grant-funded researchers is helping pinpoint potential sources of elevated bacteria levels.

Rip Currents Hit Home

Sea Grant is working nationally and on a Great Lakes level to inform people how to escape deadly rip currents, which caused a death in Lake Superior last summer.

Sea Grant Helps Efforts to Reduce Storm Runoff

Sea Grant is part of a team working to protect and enhance the region's water resources through stormwater pollution prevention by providing coordinated educational programs and technical assistance.

Great Lakes Ecological Change Detectives

In light of the importance of coastal ecosystems, 27 investigators and an army of assistants have been collecting, measuring, analyzing and digitizing conditions of the U.S. Great Lakes coastline for the Great Lakes Environmental Indicator (GLEI) project.

Sea Grant Grad Students Do it Again

Two Sea Grant-funded graduate students at the University of Minnesota have earned honors from the Minnesota Chapter of the American Fisheries Society.

Staff Update

Sharon Moen, our editor, received a media fellowship and recently spent a week in Maine.

Did Ja Know?

Can a rip current travel faster than an Olympic swimmer?

New Publications & Services

Updated Lake Superior Info. Available

Our general brochure about Lake Superior, "Superior Pursuit," has been updated with the latest facts and figures.

Discover "A View From the Lake"

We are helping conduct a series of Lake Superior boat trips this summer that will allow residents from Bayfield to Grand Marais to view their communities and associated development from the water.

Liquid Science Speaker Series Continues

Soak up the latest information concerning the Great Lakes and Minnesota's waters this summer by attending our monthly series of talks in Duluth and Grand Marais.


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