Press Room

Wisconsin Sea Grant has been around for more than 42 years -- providing science for the sustainable use of the Great Lakes. There are a lot of great stories to tell, and here's the place to connect with staff who will help tell them, or explore them first-hand through recent media coverage, news releases or as part of video or audio narratives.


Sea Grant Helps Speed up Erosion Solutions for Mt. Pleasant Residents
From 2013 to 2016, Lake Michigan water levels rose four feet. The high water levels affected -- and still are affecting -- the stability of coastal bluffs and beaches. Concerned residents in Mt. Pleasant, Wis., looked for help, and they needed it fast, before the next storm struck and waves did further damage. Learn how Sea Grant and other agencies responded to the crisis. Read more...

Sea Grant Involvement in New Initiative Will Build Resiliency in 22 Lake Michigan Coastal Communities
Wisconsin Sea Grant will contribute to a new three-year federally funded project to increase resiliency in the face of Lake Michigan water levels, erosion and coastal storms.  Read more...

Swab the Deck and Grab the Microscope: Great Lakes Educators to Sail Lake Michigan

A dozen educators from Minnesota and Wisconsin will set sail on a one-of-a-kind professional development workshop that includes time aboard the sailing vessel Denis Sullivan, August 13-19, 2017, from the Port of Milwaukee. The participants will study Lake Michigan’s food web by collecting, analyzing and interpreting water quality, sediment and zooplankton data.


Wisconsin Sea Grant Researchers Identify Tracer That Can Track Sewage Effluent in the Great Lakes
Contaminants can travel up to 40 kilometers up the Milwaukee shoreline. Read more...

Tiny Quagga Mussels Have Big Impact on Lake Michigan . . . And Perhaps Climate Change

The tiny quagga mussel has an outsize impact on Lake Michigan. What’s novel about the study team’s work is the exploration of the age-old biological truth: what goes in must come out. They found the invasive mussels’ sheer numbers and feeding efficiency are changing the lake’s ecosystem dynamics. Perhaps the climate, as well.


Stalking a Fish Virus

Wisconsin Sea Grant research team tracks the location of the deadly viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus.  


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Media Contacts

Assistant Director for Communications
Moira Harrington
(608) 263-5371

Social Media Coordinator and Science Communicator
Aaron Conklin
(608) 262-6393

Science Communicator and Videographer
John Karl
(608) 263-8621

Science Communicator
Marie Zhuikov
(715) 392-3141, ext. 1003


Wisconsin Sea Grant Annual Reports
Sea Grant annual reports offer a comprehensive look at the work in support of the Great Lakes.

2012-14 Biennial Report 

2010-12 Biennial Report

40th Anniversary Report

2004-06 Biennial Report

Great Lakes and Wisconsin Water Facts
Wisconsin is saturated with water and many facts are detailed here.

Experts List
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Wisconsin Sea Grant Quick Facts
Explore some Wisconsin Sea Grant facts and milestones

Wisconsin Sea Grant History
Founded on July 1, 1968, the Wisconsin Sea Grant College Program is one of 32 Sea Grant Programs in the U.S. Located in coastal areas, Sea Grant, much like its Land Grant counterparts, harnesses the academic strengths of  the nation's leading universities. Read more...

Recent Clips

Follow Some Recent News Stories About Wisconsin Sea Grant

Ozaukee Press highlights Sea Grant value in the face of threats to eliminate the program. 

KBJR-TV covers a wave tsunami phenomenon specific to the Great Lakes

Duluth News Tribune writes about a rip current warning system. 

Video and Audio

From fish growing in greenhouses, to stemming the growth of nuisance algae in Lake Michigan to the comeback of Lake Sturgeon in Wisconsin, find these videos and more. Be sure to click on the "subscribe" button to get notification when new videos become available. Read more...

Audio Podcasts
Learn more about water-related projects and policies through our numerous podcasts that you download right from our site or visit iTunes to load onto mobile devices. Read more...

Aquatic Sciences Chronicle

Vol 2, 2017
It's a very shipwreck-centric issue of the quarterly Aquatic Sciences Chronicle.  Read more...

Vol 1, 2017
Hot off the press, it's the first edition of the Aquatic Sciences Chronicle for 2017. In it, read about green infrastructure, wastewater treatment, aquaculture and check out the calendar of events.  Read more...

Vol. 4, 2016
Strong science underlies two projects outlined in the final issue of the Aquatic Sciences Chronicle for 2016. The first outlines the latest study by the nation's foremost expert on freshwater actinobacteria. The second is applying the study of genetics to assess bacterial communities in three Waukesha, Wis., municipals wells.  Read more...

Vol 3, 2016
Hot off the press, the third quarterly issue for 2016 and it features stories about crude oil transport in the Great Lakes basin, educators' water sampling on Lake Superior and research into contaminants in the St. Louis River Estuary of the big lake.  Read more...

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