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Minnesota Sea Grant Milestones and Accomplishments


UMN professor Athelstan Spilhaus proposes U.S. Sea Grant college concept


Federal government funds the National Sea Grant College Program


Sea Grant debuts on the Duluth campus with the Minnesota Marine Advisory Service

Edge of the Arrowhead, Seiche, and other publications


First issue of the Seiche newsletter distributed

The Edge of the Arrowhead published


University of Minnesota Sea Grant Program becomes established and funds four fisheries research projects


Director's office founded on the St. Paul campus

10 traineeships (graduate research fellowships) made available on 8 projects

testing hypothermia suits on Lake Superior

Testing hypothermia suits on Lake Superior


Hypothermia suit research stimulates production of three products, grossing $1 million for Stearns Inc., a manufacturer of suits and flotation devices

Institutional status awarded

Sea Camps draw about 400 children to week-long sessions

American Indians in Marine Science (AIMS) program


Hypothermia Causes, Effects, and Prevention published


Lawrence the Lake Trout retires

Researchers discover a way to freeze fish sperm without damaging viability, greatly aiding aquaculture operations and hatcheries


Diving reflex discovery changes the way people submerged in cold water are revived


College status awarded (highest award for Sea Grant program)

Submersible takes researchers to bottom of Lake Superior for the first time


First investigations into the legal and economic aspects of diverting water from Lake Superior


Researchers reveal that atmospheric deposition is a major cause of PCB pollution in water; results used as evidence to ban toxaphene


New technique improves detection of fish virus

UMN graduates receive Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships for the first time


Genetic engineering using a fish gene offers a way to correct flawed DNA


Omega-3 fatty acid content of siscowet trout intrigues health experts


testing hypothermia suits on Lake Superior

MN exporter processes and ships tons of crayfish to Sweden with Sea Grant help

Zebra Mussel Information Center (now AIS Information Center) established


Director's office moves to Duluth campus

Biotechnology Risk Assessment examines MN's ability to regulate genetically modified organisms


MN Sea Grant goes online with information using the Gopher system

MN Water Line answers phone calls until 2000

Teachers learn the multicultural and environmental histories of the region through the Gitchi Gumee Institute


Lamprey researchers hold laboratory lampreys in net.

Peter Sorensen and Pete Maniak, lamprey researchers at the University of Minnesota

Biocontrol of sea lampreys shows promise as researchers discover important pheromone cues

Market for Great Lakes sea lamprey in Portugal and Spain demonstrated

Exotic Species Traveling Trunks became available


Weevils show potential to control Eurasian watermilfoil

Treasures Under Pressure workshop unites North Shore residents and agency personnel


Water on the Web enters classrooms with real-time data from lakes


Researchers show microorganisms facilitate the carbon cycle and make contaminants more available in Lake Superior's food web

International conference on aquatic invasive species draws 400 scientists to Duluth


30 teachers learn new aquatic science lessons through Water, Webs, and Widgets


Researchers find that endocrine disrupters common in wastewater generate female traits in male fish

National discussion about managing genetically modified organisms held


Fish genetics work results in Discovery Genomics, Inc., and over $5 million in grants

Northland Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO) efforts commence

First year that Great Lakes Commission - Sea Grant Fellowship is awarded to UMN graduate

Speaker series sparks conversations and a companion book about Lake Superior research

DuluthStreams.Org launched


Leech Lake Band gets help contending with Superfund Site clean-up in Cass Lake, MN


Financial administration moves to Duluth campus

Responses to pheromones suggest invasive ruffe may be controlled in harbors

Guided cruises show North Shore residents coastal planning challenges

Aquarists and water gardeners begin finding Habitattitude project messages nationwide

Initiative links UMD Education Department volunteers with Great Lakes Aquarium programs


Experts brought to Duluth to investigate possible causes for accelerated steel corrosion in harbor

Workshops teach stewardship to lake property owners

By Sharon Moen
June 2005

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