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September 2009

The Seaway Turns 50!

The modern Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System has supported maritime trade for 50 years, but there's more to the story. Read about a "remarkable engineering feat and model of binational cooperation."

Trout, Ciscoes, and Shrimp: News from the Serrated Edge of Science

Life in the pelagic zone of Lake Superior clearly has its ups and downs. Learn how Great Lakes research is accomplished and why light and predator pressure sends some species to the lake floor.

Stout Trout Eyed for Market

Siscowet lake trout were a topic of debate at a workshop this summer. The fatty fish might be abundant enough in Lake Superior to commercially harvest. But would such a fishery be sustainable and economically feasible?

Carried Away with Rip Currents

You should see all the rip current information on the Minnesota Sea Grant Web site!

Digging up Our Neighbors’ Dirt

A stormwater research project gets underway in a Duluth neighborhood.

Survey Captures Maritime Industry Thoughts on Climate Change

People working in the Great Lakes shipping industry are aware of how climate change predictions might affect their businesses but are not sure how to prepare for an uncertain future.

View from the Decks

A photo essay exemplifies how Minnesota Sea Grant activities involved three research vessels this summer.

Did Ja Know?

Rock snot is native to Lake Superior.





New Publications & Services

Online Resources

Follow Minnesota Sea Grant through Twitter, newsfeeds, and by accessing our newest Web content.

The Blue Thumb Guide to Rain Gardens

Learn how to create and maintain a raingarden. Staff recommendation!

Rusty Crayfish: A Nasty Invader

Updated facts about an aggressive crayfish.

Toward Sustainable Tourism

In this award-winning publication, you'll learn how the tourism industry is meshing economic and environmental interests.

A-maze-ing Lake Superior

Only $4.50 (a back-to-school sale price)! The popular activity book allows kids to learn about Lake Superior while having fun.

Eat Fish Often? A Minnesota Guide to Eating Fish

This 2009 update explains how to minimize your exposure to contaminants when eating wild-caught fish.

Journal Reprints

Seven peer-reviewed articles advance our understanding of fish, zooplankton, bacteria, PCB remediation, and fish oil.


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