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What Happens When a Lake Trout Survives a Sea Lamprey Attack?

Tyler Firkus, a fish and wildlife Ph.D. candidate at Michigan State University, is undertaking an ambitious research project to study what happens to lake trout that survive attacks by sea lamprey. The study will help Great Lakes fishery managers better understand this stressor to the fish population.

We [Heart] Actinobacteria

Backed by funding from Wisconsin Sea Grant, UW-Madison researcher Trina McMahon has become the worldwide authority on the key bacteria in freshwater lakes.

Plastic Pollution Headlines River Talk Series

The first River Talk of the season, “Big and Small: Plastic Garbage in the St. Louis River, Great Lakes and Pacific Ocean,” is scheduled for Wed., Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Iron Mug Coffee & Ale House (1096 88th Ave. W., Duluth, Minn.), Lorena Rios Mendoza, associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, will describe her research project about micro- and macroplastics in the St. Louis River and other waterways.

A Ray of Light

How quickly can sunlight break down contaminants in the St. Louis River Estuary? A Wisconsin Sea Grant-funded researcher aims to find out.

Sea Grant Photography Project Focuses Kids on Water

An underwater photography project designed to engage troubled children in freshwater science is showing such success that the founders are working to expand its reach to youths in coastal communities.