Sea Grant’s John Karl collaborated with Caitie McCoy with Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant to produce a new video that details the processes and successes of the Great Lakes Legacy Act. The U.S. EPA project brings communities together to clean up contaminated sediments in the Great Lakes basin.
UW Sea Grant funds a team of maritime archaeologists and students surveying the wreck of the Great Lakes’ first self-unloading wooden schooner, abandoned in Sturgeon Bay.
Nationwide, each year more than 100 drownings are the result of rip currents. Rip currents can occur at any surf beach with breaking waves, including Great Lakes beaches.
A partnership between the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network and Wildlife Forever produces a new resource to help prevent the spread of invasive species.
Special education students at Superior Senior High School were the most recent to use the Paddle-to the-Sea computer application developed by a Wisconsin Sea Grant staff member and his son.
Wisconsin Sea Grant-funded researchers have found that water temperature changes over the past 27 years have made conditions more favorable for Chinook salmon, walleye and lean lake trout and less favorable for siscowet lake trout, which prefer colder water and have lost about 20 percent of their historical habitat.
UW-Stevens Point graduate student Allen Brandt develops an interactive GIS tool to help would-be fish farmers successfully site their businesses.
Not only did Erin Hamilton repair a key water data tool, but she also buffed her programming skills.
Steve Brueske joins the advisory council just in time to help guide a shift in UW Sea Grant’s research mission.
Using a single-celled alga, a team of UW-Madison researchers have discovered key factors in predicting how and at what levels copper and cadmium harm the shoreline environment of the Great Lakes, and what protective measures coastal organisms adopt in response. That’s allowed regulatory agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency to refine tools to protect Great Lakes coastal regions from the metals.