Dr. Valerie Brady and Dr. Elizabeth Minor join Northland's NewsCenter host Jeanne Filkins to talk about the basics of Lake Superior research. They also present some research data collected after the 2012 Duluth Flood. View the 1-mintue video version here.
Jeff Gunderson, Fisheries and Aquaculture Extension Educator and Director of Minnesota Sea Grant, joins Northland's NewsCenter host Jeanne Filkins to set the record straight: cisco (a.k.a. lake herring) is a local, sustainable, and DELICIOUS Lake Superior fish. View the 1-mintue video version here.
UMD's Lisa Fitzpatrick puts a new twist on historic Lake Superior fare: fishcakes. Learn how you can do the same through this cooking clip. Courtesy of the Northland's NewsCenter. View the recipe.
Researchers from the University of Minnesota Duluth's Natural Resources Research Institute collect diatoms in sediment cores pulled from the bottom of Lake Superior to learn more about the history of the largest Great Lake.
Euan Reavie, senior research associate at the University of Minnesota Duluth's Natural Resources Research Institute and director of the Ely Field Station, explains his project to reconstruct the long-term history of Lake Superior through the analysis of diatoms in lake sediment cores.
Have mining, agriculture, and urban development altered Lake Superior's water quality? After analyzing diatom remains trapped in sediment cores Victoria Chraibi, graduate assistant at the University of Minnesota Duluth's Natural Resources Research Institute, says "yes."
Cold, vast and deep, Lake Superior's virtually an inland ocean and it can be a bit foreboding. But at the far western end of the lake, just north of Duluth, Minnesota, a productive harvest is going on virtually year-round: lake herring, a smokehouse favorite. And it takes a special kind of character to brave Superior alone, in an open boat, to chase down this native fish. The America's Heartland Series is produced by KVIE Television, a PBS affiliate.
Cynthia Hagley, Environmental Quality Extension Educator with Minnesota Sea Grant, joins Northland's NewsCenter host Jeanne Filkins to talk about Lake Superior data collection and how every citizen can access live online data at www.lakesuperiorstreams.org. View the 1-mintue video version here.
Jeff Gunderson, Fisheries and Aquaculture Educator and Minnesota Sea Grant Director, joins Northland's NewsCenter host Jeanne Filkins to talk about the aquaculture of baitfish in Minnesota.
There are a small number of commercial fisherman left on Lake Superior. Harley Tofte, who has seen the lake and the industry change over the last 29 years, operates Dockside Fish Market out of Grand Marais, Minn., and sells to the local restaurants. Watch this episode of The Perennial Plate to see how Lake Superior's fish get to your table. The Perennial Plate is an online weekly documentary series dedicated to socially responsible and adventurous eating.
Jeff Gunderson, Fisheries and Aquaculture Extension Director and Minnesota Sea Grant Director, joins Northland's NewsCenter host Jeanne Filkins to talk about the preservation of Lake Superior food fish and their impact on the coastal economy.
Lake physicist Dr. Jay Austin, with the University of Minnesota Duluth, explains how researchers use buoys to collect data from Lake Superior. Narrated by Jesse Schomberg. Video footage by Russell Habermann and Sharon Moen. Photos by Chris J. Benson. Edited by Russell Habermann. Produced by Minnesota Sea Grant (2012).
Superior's fish are all part of an interconnected food web. The top predators like Lake Trout have to hunt their prey. Some species find dinner deep under the surface and in low-light environments. To learn more about Superior's offshore food web we talked to Trevor Keyler, a PhD. candidate at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
Depending on the time of year, Lake Superior "stratifies" or forms distinct layers of temperature. To learn more about Superior's summer stratification and how that will change in the winter, we talked to Jay Austin of the Large Lakes Observatory and Department of Physics, at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
Annually, about 1% of Lake Superior's water evaporates and is replenished from precipitation over the basin and from over 200 rivers that run into the lake. To learn more about the water exchange in Lake Superior, we talked to Jesse Schomberg from Minnesota Sea Grant.
There are several weather phenomena caused by Lake Superior that can make it difficult to predict the local weather. This includes the Lake Effect, which can increase precipitation on the southeastern portions of the Great Lakes. Nor'easters are notorious for making waves that prior to modern navigation and forecasting caused shipwrecks. To learn more we talked to Carol Christenson, Warning Coordination Meteorologist from the National Weather Service.
Minnesota Sea Grant's Jesse Schomberg joins Northland's NewsCenter host Jeanne Filkins to talk about a way to know the weather and wave forecasts for Lake Superior's popular Park Point Beach. For more information, visit www.parkpointbeach.org or www.seagrant.umn.edu. View the 1-mintue video version here.