For the first time ever, Wisconsin has lent its expertise to certifying a marina as clean in a neighboring state. Iowa does not have its own Clean Marina Program and turned to the Badger State for some assistance. Now, there’s a Dubuque clean marina.
The 12-minute video, produced by Wisconsin Sea Grant, contains important tips and resources for businesses that deal with water gardens.
President Obama announced in early October that a new National Marine Sanctuary, the first 15 years, is moving forward in Wisconsin. The announcement is based, in large measure, on the shipwreck work Sea Grant and the Wisconsin Historical Society have long collaborated on.
Erica Young set out to show that Lake Michigan Cladophora could be used to bioremediate wastewater effluent. Her research ended up in an unexpected place.
Lake Michigan real-time rip current and wave conditions will be available through a NOAA Coastal Storms Program grant, Sea Grant expertise and other partners.
A website that blends personal stories with scientific information about the St. Louis River Estuary in Minnesota and Wisconsin earned an Outstanding Programming Award from the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network. The award was presented to Sea Grant staff from Minnesota and Wisconsin during the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network Conference in Burlington, Vt.
Fisheries Specialist Titus Seilheimer is working on a conference for coastal leaders to capitalize on past, present and future fisheries as a tourism opportunity.
Although 15 teachers went aboard the R/V Lake Guardian to learn last month, at least one group of them ended up helping the instructors who were there to teach them more about aquatic research, and they aided a Wisconsin Sea Grant project to boot.
With all the work going on to restore habitat in the St. Louis River Estuary, organizations would be remiss if they didn’t also address a man-made killer that lurks there: monofilament fishing line. That’s just what the St. Louis River Alliance of Duluth, Minn., is doing.
A public safety project designed to prevent kayaking tragedies at the popular mainland sea caves in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore has been turned over by the University of Wisconsin-Madison to the National Park Service and several partners. SeaCavesWatch.org is a real-time wave observation system that provides webcam photos and wave height, water temperature and wind speed data to kayakers, who can access the website before venturing out on Lake Superior to the sea caves.