Chin Wu is working to “build a family” to deal with dangerous currents along the South Shore of Lake Superior and on other beaches in the Great Lakes. Wu, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, made the comment during a dangerous currents workshop in late May in Ashland, Wisconsin.
Photographs by Jim Legault now on display at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum in Manitowoc show how the commercial fishing industry has changed over the years, as has the ecology of Lake Michigan.
Graduate student Morgan Witte has helped make “People of the Sturgeon” audio interviews available online, expanding the ways that people can interact with the book’s content.
Lorena Rios-Mendoza with the University of Wisconsin-Superior has found 15 toxic chemicals so far in Newton Creek in Superior.
A day of thinking about water from many different angles ended–fittingly–with poetry.
The winner of the Spring Thaw Throwdown is announced! Find out who takes the title of “Wisconsin’s least-wanted aquatic invasive species.”
Mike LeClair is a fourth-generation commercial fisherman on Lake Michigan, based out of Two Rivers, Wisconsin. With more than 45 years of fishing experience, he’s one of Wisconsin Sea Grant’s partners on a project that sought to understand the catch rates of whitefish and incidental species (bycatch) in an experimental trawl fishery on Lake Michigan. Read more about Project partner: Mike LeClair, Susie-Q Fish Co.[…]
One of our science communicators learns a new skill and encourages discussions about water, all at the same time.
It’s time to decide who will win it all in the Spring Thaw Throwdown, earning the dubious title of Least Wanted AIS in Wisconsin! Will be it zebra and quagga mussels, or silver and bighead carp?
Jane Anklam with University of Wisconsin-Extension and Doug Soldat with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Soil Science presented the April River Talk at the Lake Superior Estuarium. Their talk, “Is this dirt clean?” touched on a variety of topics, from composting, to jumping worms, to lead contamination. Although there are 700 types of soil Read more about Talking dirt at River Talks[…]