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Sturgeon for the Shedd

Recently, Sea Grant’s Aquaculture Specialist Fred Binkowski made a very special–and prehistoric–delivery to the Shedd Aquarium. 14 Lake Sturgeon will be taking up residence in the aquarium’s newly refreshed Great Lakes gallery.

Water’s Close-up

Jake Wears was recently hired to help with video production for Sea Grant and our sister organization, the Water Resources Institute.

Thankful for the Great Lakes?

At this time of year, when we collectively take stock, here’s some things to be thankful about regarding the Great Lakes.

Tracking the Economic Impact of an AOC Cleanup

UW Sea Grant social scientist Jane Harrison and graduate student Catherine Simons surveyed anglers on the Sheboygan River to see what, if any, recent cleanup efforts had on their decision to fish there.

Next River Talk Focuses on Ecological Mysteries

The next River Talk is scheduled for Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Red Mug (916 Hammond Ave, Superior, Wis.). Shon Schooler with the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve will present, “Ecological Mysteries in the St. Louis River Estuary: Tales of Missing Crayfish and Dissolved Oxygen.”

A New Gold Standard

UW Sea Grant-funded researchers develop twin tests to track viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus more effectively.

Lake Whitefish Dish Wins Lake Superior Fish Classic

Over 285 people enjoyed sampling Lake Superior whitefish and lake herring (cisco) during the recent Lake Superior Fish Classic – a chef cooking competition and public tasting event held in Duluth, Minn. Chef Seth VanderLaan and his team from the Potawatomi Bingo Casino in Milwaukee won $1,500 for first place out of seven competing chefs, and the People’s Choice Award. The second place Superior Award of $750 went to Chef Scott Graden with The New Scenic Café, Duluth, Minn.

The Entire Neighborhood Will Be Destroyed

As part of NOAA’s Weather Ready Nation project, UW Sea Grant social scientist Jane Harrison is part of a team surveying broadcast meteorologists and emergency managers about the efficacy of a new impact-based warning system.

The River Talks Continue

The second River Talk is scheduled for Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Red Mug (916 Hammond Ave, Superior, Wis.). Diane Desotelle with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and Matthew Steiger with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will present, “Should we be concerned that the St. Louis River is an Area of Concern?”