As 2020 winds down, we asked staff members at Wisconsin Sea Grant what their favorite project was this year. Associate Director Jennifer Hauxwell shares her work with state and federal agencies to find outstanding research fellows to tackle Wisconsin’s water challenges.
Wisconsin is the leading producer of cranberries in the U.S., and it is the official state fruit! Learn how cranberries, and their growers, interact with water in many unique ways.
The 45th anniversary of the loss of the iron ore freighter the Edmund Fitzgerald is this November (2020). The compelling tales of 760 other lakes Michigan and Superior shipwrecks can be found at wisconsinshipwrecks.org, a project of Sea Grant and the Wisconsin Historical Society.
The new season of River Talks began in October with two speakers who discussed the impacts of water level changes in the St. Louis River Estuary via Zoom. Brandon Krumwiede, Great Lakes geospatial coordinator with NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management, presented, “Water Level Change Impacts in the St. Louis River Estuary.” And Hannah Burgstaler, freshwater fellow at the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve, presented, “St. Louis River Estuary Water Level and Canada Geese Population Effect on Manoomin Survival Rate.”
Science Communicator Marie Zhuikov reminisces about a demonstration project she publicized in 1996 that involved studying the overseas market potential for Great Lakes sea lamprey. It also involved eating them.
One of my favorite food experiences is taking a bite from a cheese curd. Sure, they’re small. I, however, stretch the pleasure into two bites of those odd shapes, the result of coagulating casein protein in milk and the separation of the milk into solid curds and liquid whey. Curds are part of the cheesemaking process and Read more about Pair Wisconsin fish with Wisconsin cheese curds on Oct. 15, national day to celebrate the squeaky delicacy[…]
From now until Election Day on Nov. 3, every newspaper, newscast, news website and posts on social media platforms will be swelled to bursting with political polls, tracking races at every level of government. In addition to the so-called horse race polls there are plenty of polls on issues. One such issues poll recently caught Read more about Clean air and water valued in recent national poll[…]
Educators who participated in a recent six-week online workshop series about the Great Lakes and inland waters, “Trimming our Sails” were especially wowed by one presentation. “Plastic Debris Identification” was offered by Daniela Leon, an undergraduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Superior who is majoring in biology and minoring in chemistry.
Our summer Coastal Science Communications Intern Elise Ertl describes her learning experience.
Shark Week, Aug. 9 -16, is a cherished annual tradition. Communications Coordinator, Moira Harrington, presents a counter-Shark-Week look at a denizen of the sweetwater seas. This Shark Week 2020 edition offers five facts about the burbot.