New Advisory Council Member Hopes to Improve People’s Connections to the Great Lakes

Meet Sharon Cook, our newest advisory council member. Sharon is unusually connected to the Great Lakes. She lives two blocks from Lake Michigan in Milwaukee. She tutors a fourth-grade class once a week at a school with a Great Lakes focus. And she has literally immersed herself in Lake Michigan — diving down fifty feet to the shipwreck that claimed the life of her great-great-grandmother and great-aunt.

Tackling the Problem of Ghost Nets

Using money from the NOAA Marine Debris Program, UW Sea Grant partners to educate commercial and tribal fishermen about the dangers of unmoored gill nets in Lake Superior–and what do do when they become entangled in one.

Reach the Beach

Researcher Greg Kleinheinz aims to assess whether redesigning beaches has an impact on reducing contamination.

NOAA Partners Rescue NOAA Mascot

If you’ve ever seen the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or the Sea Grant logo, you’ve probably noticed a gull is part of it. Recently, two NOAA partners seized a chance to give a gull a helping hand.