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August 2008

Harmful Algae in Minnesota Lakes: When in Doubt, Stay Out!

Blue-green algae can become toxic. Recognize when to stay out of the water through this summary of workshops Sea Grant hosted about harmful algal blooms. The workshops were the first of their kind in the Great Lakes region to train a variety of audiences.

Scientists Find Bird and Human E. coli in Wild Fish

Fish in the Duluth-Superior Harbor can carry bacteria from other species, which has implications for anglers and beach monitoring programs.

Local Hotel Goes "Greener" After Lake Superior Conference

Hosting attendees of a Sea Grant conference inspired a Holiday Inn to reduce its energy use.

Science Speaker Series Generates Appreciative Audience

We teamed up with local cafés to offer science discussions. Find out what the audience thought of our Ask a Scientist series.

Pulp Mill Effluent and Fish Don't Mix (Well)

Endocrine disrupting chemicals found in pulp mill wastewater can impact fish. Five scientists discuss what they learned from Canadian and U.S. rivers surrounding Lake Superior.

Staff Update

Read about recent appointments, awards, and funded proposals.

Did Ja Know?

How many cups will you need if you are hosting a five-day conference?

Bow Watch

A Search for Research

Minnesota Sea Grant Director Steve Bortone describes the process we use to choose research projects to fund.

New Publications & Services

Journal Reprints

Four new research articles focus on endocrine disrupters, E. coli, and environmental bioindicators.


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