Press Room

Wisconsin Sea Grant has been around for more than 42 years -- providing science for the sustainable use of the Great Lakes. There are a lot of great stories to tell, and here's the place to connect with staff who will help tell them, or explore them first-hand through recent media coverage, news releases or as part of video or audio narratives.


Surrender, Don't Release
An Oct. 1 Habitattitude event aims to help owners of unwanted exotic pets Read more...

Capitol Hill Briefing on Coastal Economic Resiliency Planned

Jim Sharrow with the Duluth Seaway Port Authority will be one of three speakers on Capitol Hill on Sept. 21. Sharrow, director of port planning and resiliency, will speak about the port’s successful economic activities and his work with both the Wisconsin and Minnesota Sea Grant programs on the beneficial reuse of dredged material and finding answers to the issue of freshwater corrosion of steel structures in the harbor.


Speak Up - You Have a Stake in the Lakes
Sea Grant is developing a four-year strategic plan and is circulating a survey about Great Lakes' needs.  Read more...


Wisconsin Water Library Improves Its Online Presence
The Wisconsin Water Library is relaunched with a new look and improved navigation. What hasn't changed is the library's mission to share water resources with all state residents. Read more...

Sea Grant Photography Project Focuses Kids on Water

An underwater photography project designed to engage troubled children in freshwater science is showing such success that the founders are working to expand its reach to youths in coastal communities.


A Fall Filled With Aquaculture
Wisconsin Sea Grant is sponsoring a seminar series and a two-day conference aimed at educating students, would-be fish farmers and the public about aquaculture and aquaponics.   Read more...

Joe Dwyer: Improving Wisconsin's Coastal Access
New 2016 NOAA Coastal Management Fellow will use technology, stakeholder engagement to imrprove the state's coastal tourism. Read more...

Switching from Lakes to Streams: Alex Latzka, New Water Resources Policy Fellow
Although he grew up in Massachusetts, Alex Latzka fell in love with Wisconsin’s lakes and streams when visiting relatives in his youth. That love led him to receive a Ph.D. in freshwater and marine sciences, and his current post as Wisconsin’s first full-time postgraduate Water Resources Policy Fellow. Read more...

Great Lakes Educators to Sail in Duluth Tall Ships Festival’s Parade of Sail

Educators from Wisconsin and Minnesota will be sailing aboard the S/V Denis Sullivan as part of a unique professional development workshop offered by the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network’s Center for Great Lakes Literacy with financial support from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. The six-day, five-night workshop from August 13-18 begins in Milwaukee and ends in Duluth when the Sullivan sails into the harbor as part of the Duluth Tall Ships Festival’s Parade of Sail.


Sea Grant to Offer Community Engagement Student Training
Sea Grant will offer the students it supports training to prepare them to amplify science’s impact, engage with stakeholders and assist science-based decision making. Read more...

Doors Are Opening for 2016 Weston Scholarship Winner
Congratulations, Cristal Sanchez-Estrada, the 2016 Weston Scholarship winner. She's got quite a story.  Read more...

Wisconsin's 2017 Knauss Fellow Finalist: Danielle Cloutier
Watch a brief video interview with an up-ad-coming beach scirentist Read more...

Returning to the Scene of the Shipwrecks
A participant in a diving field school last fall, graduate student Tori Kiefer is back to help a new set of students learn the joy of surveying shipwrecks.   Read more...

First Keillor Fellow in Place: Adam Bechle

Former Coastal Engineer Phil Keillor's legacy was renewed when Adam Bechle, a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, started work as the first J. Philip Keillor Science-Policy Fellow. Wisconsin Sea Grant and the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program created this opportunity to honor Keillor and to continue his work.


Wisconsin Teachers Trade Whiteboards for Whitecaps

Five Wisconsin teachers will be plying the waters of Lake Superior this summer in the name of Great Lakes science literacy. The teachers will join 10 others as part of a Shipboard Science Workshop aboard the R/V Lake Guardian that departs from Duluth, Minn., on July 9 for six days. 


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Media Contacts

Assistant Director for Communications
Moira Harrington
(608) 263-5371

Social Media Coordinator and Science Communicator
Aaron Conklin
(608) 262-6393

Science Communicator and Videographer
John Karl
(608) 263-8621

Science Communicator
Marie Zhuikov
(715) 392-3141, ext. 1003


Wisconsin Sea Grant Annual Reports
Sea Grant annual reports offer a comprehensive look at the work in support of the Great Lakes.

2012-14 Biennial Report 

2010-12 Biennial Report

40th Anniversary Report

2004-06 Biennial Report

Current Research and Outreach Projects
Check out the 22 Sea Grant research projects and roughly 40 outreach projects for 2014 to '16. Read more...

Great Lakes and Wisconsin Water Facts
Wisconsin is saturated with water and many facts are detailed here.

Experts List
Find the best person on our staff to answer your questions. Read more...

Wisconsin Sea Grant Quick Facts
Explore some Wisconsin Sea Grant facts and milestones

Wisconsin Sea Grant History
Founded on July 1, 1968, the Wisconsin Sea Grant College Program is one of 32 Sea Grant Programs in the U.S. Located in coastal areas, Sea Grant, much like its Land Grant counterparts, harnesses the academic strengths of  the nation's leading universities. Read more...

Recent Clips

Follow Some Recent News Stories About Wisconsin Sea Grant

Duluth News Tribune writes about a rip current warning system. 

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel quotes Sea Grant's Gene Clark about rising Lake Michigan water levels. 

Duluth News Tribune picks up on a Sea Grant study about "fingerprinting" the sources of mercury in the Great Lakes

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel details Sea Grant-funded research on antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Wisconsin Public Radio checks in with a Sea Grant researcher on Milwaukee waterways

Fox 11 TV in Green Bay talks with our Titus Seilheimer about a federal national marine sanctuary proposed for Lake Michigan. 

Video and Audio

From fish growing in greenhouses, to stemming the growth of nuisance algae in Lake Michigan to the comeback of Lake Sturgeon in Wisconsin, find these videos and more. Be sure to click on the "subscribe" button to get notification when new videos become available. Read more...

Audio Podcasts
Learn more about water-related projects and policies through our numerous podcasts that you download right from our site or visit iTunes to load onto mobile devices. Read more...

Aquatic Sciences Chronicle

Vol 2, 2016
The Aquatic Sciences Chronicle continues to be the source for Great Lakes news. In this issue, catch up on research news, as well as outreach and education stories.  Read more...

Vol 1, 2016
In this issue, the lead story about Sea Grant research details findings about the high level of antibiotic resistant bacteria in Milwaukee waterways. The invasive Dreissenid mussels, it seems, may be playing a role.  Read more...

Vol 4, 2015
The final issue of the Chronicle for 2015 features a story about a lifesaving technology on Lake Superior, plus other education and outreach news, not to mention a column on books about lake sturgeon and a handy calendar of events.  Read more...

Vol 3, 2015
The newest quarterly publication, The Aquatic Sciences Chronicle, is now available online. Read about an interesting and somewhat surprising relationship between Lake Superior and the St. Louis River estuary, and more. 

Vol 2, 2015

The latest issue of the quarterly Chronicle details a Sea Grant study of a deadly fish disease that is hard on aquaculture operations.


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Full Archive of Chronicle Issues
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