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October 2006

Young Eagles Tell Story of Great Lakes Pollution

The National Park Service is getting a bird’s eye view of some persistent toxins that accumulate towards the top of aquatic food chains. Photo courtesy of Craig Thompson, Institute for Wildlife Studies.

Unsolved Mystery: Lake Superior’s Missing Carbon

Experts are baffled about where huge amounts (possibly half) of organic carbon in Lake Superior come from and are working to discover the sources.

Spiny Waterfleas Found in Rainy Lake

An Eurasian zooplankton that invaded the Great Lakes has arrived in one of Minnesota and Ontario’s most popular fishing destinations.

Teachers Ship Out

Find out what Great Lakes teachers did on their summer vacation. Professional development opportunities focused on the shipping industry, and Lake Superior ecology and research.

Readers Want to Know…

What are those small goo balls that washed ashore on beaches around Lake Superior?

Where are They Now?

When Wansuk Senanan returned to Thailand, she turned her Sea Grant connections into international collaborations. Find out how Sea Grant continues to influence lives.

Students Earn Fisheries Society Honors

Dave Caroffino and Jessica Koehle won awards at the Minnesota Chapter of the American Fisheries Society meeting.

Staff Update

The Lake Superior Binational Forum and the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network laud Minnesota Sea Grant projects.

Did Ja Know?

The number of eagles soaring over Hawk Ridge in Duluth is going up.

Bow Watch

Change at the Helms

Meet Minnesota Sea Grant’s new director and the new director of the National Sea Grant College Program.

New Publications & Services

A Guide to Fisheries Stock Assessment: From Data to Recommendations

This 44-page booklet explains the fisheries stock assessment process for fishermen, regulators, and others interested in the fishing industry.

Building Superior Coastal Communities

This 26-page booklet helps Lake Superior’s residents understand the landscape and consider options for community development.

Journal Reprints

New research publications look at aquatic invasive species, biotechnology, Lake Superior’s organic carbon, and how streams are influenced by the landscape.


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