Tamara Thomsen, Caitlin Zant and Tori Kiefer study and document Wisconsin’s underwater historical assets as a way to chronicle and commemorate the past. Thanks to their industriousness, no other state has more shipwrecks listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The first River Talk of the season took place on Oct. 9 in the Estuarium in Superior, Wisconsin. Jenny Sherren, an undergraduate student at the University of Minnesota Duluth, presented, “I’ve Seen the Light: Working to Detect Bloody Red Shrimp in the St. Louis River.” She discussed her research project, which involved luring tiny zooplankton Read more about A college student’s search for bloody red shrimp[…]
Sea Grant Coastal Engineer Adam Bechle tackles a timely topic with his five things to know about Great Lakes water levels.
The 6th annual Clean Bay Backers’ Bringing Back the Bay Tour took place on Sept. 9. It included a report card on the health of the Fox River in Green Bay and a behind-the-scenes look at Tetra Tech’s operations — the general contractor overseeing remediation on PCB-laden sediment dredged from the river, with oversight from Read more about A Win for the Clean Bay Backers[…]
The Wisconsin Water Library is a great resource for schools and students. Moira Harrington, our communications coordinator, reminisces about her children’s school days.
Kyle Woolever with the Superior Fresh aquaculture facility was featured in a Sea Grant display at the Dane County Regional Airport. Now that the display is being dismantled, his parents get to keep his huge photo that was part of it.
Wisconsin Sea Grant was represented by fortune-telling fish at Lake Superior Day this year. We also offer Lake Superior images for free download through Flickr.
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.