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September 2013

E. coli, Enterococci and the Beach Nuisance

What do water contact advisories really mean around Lake Superior? It might not be what you think.

Lake Sturgeon and Stories of Science

The lovely lake sturgeon can still turn heads. Learn more about the past and future of this ancient species in the St. Louis Estuary.

Readers Want to Know: Should we worry about microplastics in Lake Superior?

Those tiny plastic pellets that researchers have found in the Great Lakes raise an interesting question.

Is it Really a Beach Day?

Collaborators rev up rip current and beach safety awareness via ParkPointBeach.org, part of the Beach Information Communications System project.

Staff Updates

Our family is growing! Two hires, a newborn, and projects were recently added to Minnesota Sea Grant's family tree.

Did Ja Know?

The Minnesota Department of Health reports that most common illnesses contracted by swimmers are transferred from one bather to another.

Bow Watch

Funding Research Projects

Director Jeff Gunderson describes the intricate (but exciting!) process of funding Lake Superior research, from proposals to peer reviews to publications.

New Publications & Services

Products and Publications

Check out our latest publications, including BRAND NEW invasive species Watch Cards, Invaders of the Great Lakes, and ParkPointBeach.org products.


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