St. Louis River Estuary Summit – Feb. 26-27

Scientists, resource managers, community members and students will examine issues involving the key Twin Ports waterway when the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve holds its third annual St. Louis River Estuary Summit Feb. 26-27 at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.

2013 Lake Sturgeon Bowl Has a Very Different Winner

For the first time in its 12-year history, the Lake Sturgeon Bowl has a team in the winner column that isn’t Marshfield High School. The often-second-place finishers, Spring Valley High School, now take the crown and earn the chance to compete in the National Ocean Sciences Bowl.

Sustaining the Freshwater Sea

Telling the story of the largest Great Lake is an ambitious task. The Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute does it justice with a seven-part series of podcasts about Lake Superior that brings listeners underwater to shipwrecks in the Apostle Islands and features the calls of waterfowl in the St. Louis River Estuary.

Sturgeon Spearing Tales Live On

Wisconsin’s annual sturgeon spearing season on the Lake Winnebago system gets underway on Saturday, Feb. 9. Listen to audiobook excerpts about the annual rite or purchase the book to keep the season alive all year round.

Barry Johnson: Where is he now?

A branch chief of the U.S. Geological Survey in La Crosse, Wis., credits his experience as a former Ph.D. student supported by Wisconsin Sea Grant with preparing him to be an independent researcher and in helping him disseminate his findings to natural resource managers.

Organic or Inorganic?

Chris Hartleb’s UW Sea Grant-supported research answers the critical question: Which type of fish-pond fertilizer is better for farming perch?

Wealth of Fellowships

It’s a bit of a feast of riches, the number of Sea Grant fellowship opportunities currently in the offing.