Harmful algal blooms occur around the globe. Milwaukee is the place, though, where researchers are seeking to build, test and get to market a real-time early warning device.
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.
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.
The River Talk series continues this month on Wednesday Jan. 10, 7 p.m. at the Lake Superior Estuarium (3 Marina Dr., Superior, Wis.). Annie Bracey, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Minnesota and Fred Strand, former Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources biologist, will present: “Terns in the Estuary – A Species in Need.” They will focus on Interstate Island, a protected bird nesting site in the Duluth-Superior Harbor.
A popular teaching tool about aquatic invasive species, the Attack Pack, has received a recent reboot.
Keeping Wisconsin water quality pristine is an admirable goal and can be assisted through the use of a tool about the best times to spread manure. Sea Grant has supported work to assess the use of that tool.
Wisconsin’s first-ever full-time postgraduate Water Resources Policy Fellow is wrapping up his work to help water quality managers assess and protect water quality across the state. Alex Latzka worked side-by-side this past year with Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) professionals to study and model the amount of sediment (total suspended solids) in streams. Read more to discover the helpful tools he produced.
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Southport Marina in Kenosha and Egg Harbor Marina in Door County were re-certified as clean marinas for another five years by the Wisconsin Marine Association (WMA) at its fall conference on Nov. 14 in Rothschild, Wisconsin. The awards recognize marinas and boatyards that implement numerous green practices to protect water quality, public health and fish and wildlife habitat.
A set of 76 historical Great Lakes charts have made their way into a collection of the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration, thanks to the efforts of Wisconsin’s Water Library and partners.