It can’t happen just any old time. Removing sediment from or adding it to harbors to help ships pass or for construction projects is regulated by state and federal rules designed to lessen impacts to the plants and animals living in both marine and fresh water. The Wisconsin and Minnesota Sea Grant programs are working with partners to apply the best science to the timing of dredging windows for Great Lakes harbors.
A remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) can be a useful teaching tool. Minnesota and Wisconsin educators and students were part of the maiden voyage of a new model for Sea Grant.
Wisconsin’s fishing season is just around the corner, with hook-and-line fishing for many species beginning May 5.
Three resources from Wisconsin Sea Grant can enhance anglers’ fishing trips this season. Those resources help anglers have more success catching fish and an easier time identifying what they catch.
The River Talk series concludes for the season with a talk at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, at the Lake Superior Estuarium (3 Marina Dr., Superior, Wis.). Deanna Erickson and Erika Washburn with the Lake Superior Estuarine Research Reserve will present, “The Making of the Estuarium.” Get behind-the-scenes insight into how the Reserve took an unused building on Barker’s Island and turned it into a new public science and interpretive learning center about the St. Louis River Estuary. The talk will also feature information about the Reserve’s new research vessel.
Michael Zorn, a professor of chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, is pursuing research that uses the latest in phosphate-sensing technology to learn more about the compound’s dynamics as it proceeds from Lake Winnebago to Green Bay through the Lower Fox River.
Fresh on the heels of earning a master’s degree in water resources management at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in December 2017, Faust has begun a 15-month fellowship in coastal management and water policy in Washington, D.C.
Wisconsin Sea Grant and the National Sea Grant Law Center are providing guidance to those operating or planning to operate a watercraft inspection and decontamination (WID) program in Wisconsin.
Undergraduate research scholar Briana Shea has been researching the concept of a “sand motor” and its potential benefits for Lake Michigan beaches.
The River Talk series continues at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, at the Lake Superior Estuarium (3 Marina Dr., Superior, Wis.). Euan Reavie, senior research associate and Water Initiative associate director with the National Resources Research Institute, will present: “Tiny Fossils Shed Light on the Past and Future of Water Quality.”
The city of Superior is beginning a process this summer, led by Wisconsin Sea Grant’s Julia Noordyk, to review and update city codes and ordinances to reduce stormwater pollution.