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Asian carp dispersal barrier elicits emotions

Communications Coordinator Moira Harrington and others recently visited the electrical barrier in the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal. Read her first-hand account of all that stands between the Great Lakes and an invasion of Asian carp.

The Cat Who Liked to Swim

Most cats don’t like to swim. Science communicator, Marie Zhuikov, shares memories of her cat who was a bit different.

DeLuca Shares Her Journey to Becoming Executive Director of The Duluth Seaway Port Authority

Deborah DeLuca presented this month’s River Talk on Jan. 8 at the Lake Superior Estuarium. Her talk, “The Duluth Seaway Port Authority – A Career Journey,” offered insight to the Great Lakes’ largest port and how she came to be the first woman to hold the executive director position at Duluth Seaway Port Authority in the 60 years since its establishment.

The polling winner? Science

A 2019 Gallup poll found that the most respondents are prouder of American scientific achievements than of anything else.

River Talk explored ballast water research at UWS

Matt TenEyck with the University of Wisconsin-Superior Lake Superior Research Institute presented the November River Talk at the Lake Superior Estuarium. His talk, “Influencing Industry and Research: Ballast Water,” offered the latest news in ballast water research. TenEyck’s institute recently took over management of the ballast water testing facility located on Montreal Pier in the Read more about River Talk explored ballast water research at UWS[…]

Wisconsin’s maritime ambassadors

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.