Spiders Featured in Next River Talk

The River Talk series continues this month, but will be held in a different location and day of the week. On Tuesday, March 13, 6:30 p.m. in the Yellowjacket Union at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, (1605 Catlin Ave., Superior, Wis.), Katie LaPlante with the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, will present “The Search for Superior Spiders.”

The Art and Science of Sturgeon

A Japanese professor’s concern about the condition of the ocean’s coral reefs translated into a unique melding of freshwater art and science once he found himself in the Great Lakes.

Always Doing Something With Water: Todd Ambs Joins Wisconsin Sea Grant Advisory Council

Todd Ambs, director of the Healing Our Waters (HOW)-Great Lakes Coalition, grew up on Michigan’s lakes and rivers. He’s spent the last 25 years focusing on water policy. It’s safe to say that Ambs is attracted to water and to organizations that advocate for it. This has put him in a unique position to be a member of Wisconsin Sea Grant’s advisory council. Learn more about this advocate for the Great Lakes.

Making Waves: Battle for the Great Lakes Film Screening and Talk

Join Tim Campbell, aquatic invasive species outreach specialist for UW-Extension and Wisconsin Sea Grant, for a free screening of the two-hour documentary, “Making Waves: Battle for the Great Lakes,” followed by a short question-and-answer session. The screening will take place at 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Friday, March 9, at the Lake Superior Estuarium on Barker’s Island in Superior (3 Marina Drive).

Muskie Movement Featured in Next River Talk

The River Talk series continues this month at 7 p.m., Wednesday Feb. 14, at the Lake Superior Estuarium (3 Marina Drive, Superior, Wis.). Erin Schaeffer, graduate research assistant at the University of Minnesota, will present: “Muskies on the Move in the St. Louis River Estuary.”

Providing a “Road Map” for Aquaculture in Wisconsin

If your New Year’s resolution is to start an aquaculture business in Wisconsin, you’re in luck. Wisconsin is one of the only U.S. states that is mapped out with the aquaculture industry in mind. The new mapping tool is available on the Northern Aquaculture Demonstration Facility’s web site.

Wisconsin Sea Grant Staff Members Contribute to Asian Carp Report

The Great Lakes Sea Grant Network has released a report on Asian carp in the Great Lakes region. Two Wisconsin Sea Grant staff members contributed to the report, which includes information on carp life history, movement and behavior, monitoring, control, ecosystem impacts and gaps in current knowledge that need further addressing.