The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council, Sea Grant, and other partners promote a "don't release" message to aquarium owners and water gardeners through a national public education campaign.
Participants in "A View from the Lake" got more than a view from the lake. Roughly 500 people learned about water quality, land use, and Lake Superior from the deck of the L.L Smith, Jr. this summer.
Buyers beware. University of Minnesota researchers found that 93 percent of mail-ordered aquatic plants contained unwanted species and 93 percent of orders they placed for illegal plants were filled.
Restoring and protecting habitats and coastal wetlands to enhance fish and wildlife, and creating opportunities for coastal communities to adopt sustainable use practices were top Lake Superior priorities during a workshop in Duluth.
Minnesota Sea Grant earned an outstanding review from the National Sea Grant Program. Also read about our latest harvest of awards.
The leader of the UMD Natural Resources Research Institute Ely Field Station passed away in June. A memorial fund was established in the diatom expert's honor.
Minnesota state Rep. Thomas Huntley (DFL-Duluth) has been elected chair of the Great Lakes Commission, a binational agency representing the region's U.S. states and Canadian provinces on matters related to the health, protection and sustainable use of the Great Lakes.
There's quite a few pet fish in the U.S. How many households do they occupy?
New Publications & Services
An expert on communities will work with North Shore residents on October 16 in Duluth. Everyone is welcome to participate.
Discussions scheduled in Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Ontario will focus on the latest research and rehabilitation ideas for coaster brook trout populations. Everyone is welcome.
Superior Science, Stories of Lake Superior Research (softcover, 72 pages) and Superior Science for You! (compact disk) deliver science in friendly styles. They are based on a speaker series we hosted last year.
We have 4 peer-reviewed journal articles available on the topics of Eurasian ruffe, invasive aquatic plants, zooplankton in western Lake Superior and benthos in arctic lakes.