High School Club Documents Lake Superior Swim Race

By Toben Lafrancois, Northland College and Marie Zhuikov, Wisconsin Sea Grant Wisconsin Sea Grant supports aquatic educational projects as well as research projects. One of them involves underwater photography. These stunning images of the Point to La Pointe swim race in Lake Superior were taken by the Zaaga’igan Ma’iinganag (Ojibwe for “Lakewolves”) photography club. High Read more about High School Club Documents Lake Superior Swim Race[…]

Aquatic Invasive Species Threaten Shipwreck Preservation in the Great Lakes

By Ryan Smazal, Maritime Preservation Intern, Wisconsin Historical Society; and Sara Fox, Aquatic Invasive Species Outreach Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Extension As many might know, the Great Lakes house about a fifth of the freshwater supply for the entire world. A less commonly known fact is that the Great Lakes contain more than 700 shipwrecks. Among Read more about Aquatic Invasive Species Threaten Shipwreck Preservation in the Great Lakes[…]

Exploring Challenges Facing the Great Lakes: Titus Seilheimer’s View

The International Joint Commission recently found in a survey that 24 percent of people don’t understand the challenges facing the Great Lakes. (Read a story about the survey here.) “Twenty-four percent is a large number,” said Raj Bejankiwar, a scientist with the IJC in Windsor, Ontario, who works on Areas of Concern in the Great Lakes. Read more about Exploring Challenges Facing the Great Lakes: Titus Seilheimer’s View[…]

Unsalted Fish for Shark Week

Shark Week is coming next week. (July 22-29. Cue the “Jaws” theme music!) The Discovery Channel presents this annual blitz of broadcasting to spotlight dwellers of saltwater worlds. When present in water, salt supports the lives of these inarguably fascinating species. Salt also ensures a tasty rim around my margarita glass but if we want to Read more about Unsalted Fish for Shark Week[…]