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.


Great Lakes Fisheries Heritage Trail Conference Set for September
Fisheries Specialist Titus Seilheimer is working on a conference for coastal leaders to capitalize on past, present and future fisheries as a tourism opportunity. Read more...

Teachers Aid Instructors During Shipboard Science Workshop
Although 15 teachers went aboard the R/V Lake Guardian to learn last month, at least one group of them ended up helping the instructors who were there to teach them more about aquatic research, and they aided a Wisconsin Sea Grant project to boot. Read more...

Monofilament Mania: Wisconsin Sea Grant Donates Fishing Line Recycling Bins to St. Louis River Alliance

With all the work going on to restore habitat in the St. Louis River Estuary, organizations would be remiss if they didn’t also address a man-made killer that lurks there: monofilament fishing line. That’s just what the St. Louis River Alliance of Duluth, Minn., is doing.


Successful Sea Caves Watch Project Saves Lives, Changes Hands

A public safety project designed to prevent kayaking tragedies at the popular mainland sea caves in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore has been turned over by the University of Wisconsin-Madison to the National Park Service and several partners. is a real-time wave observation system that provides webcam photos and wave height, water temperature and wind speed data to kayakers, who can access the website before venturing out on Lake Superior to the sea caves.


Social Scientist Switches Sea Grants
Wisconsin Sea Grant's first-ever social scientist, Jane Harrison, is leaving to join North Carolina Sea Grant's staff. Read more...

New Video Highlights Water Facts
The Wisconsin Water Library is a wonderful asset to Wisconsin Sea Grant and, in turn, the library celebrates some of Wisconsin's water assets through a new video. Read more...

A Wetland's Worth
A team of UW-Green Bay researchers is charting the nearshore linkages between coastal wetlands and sports fish.  Read more...

How the St. Louis River Estuary Works Backwards

A joint Wisconsin/Minnesota Sea Grant-funded research project on the St. Louis River Estuary has found a surprising result. The two-year study, which involved several researchers, looked into nutrient levels and water chemistry in the estuary. When it comes to nitrogen removal in the water, the estuary seems to be working backwards.


Lodi Middle School Teacher Chosen for Lake Michigan Shipboard Workshop
Michelle Howe, a science teacher at Lodi Middle School, will participate in a unique opportunity to study Lake Michigan. During July, Howe will join 14 other teachers on the Lake Guardian, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s research vessel for the week-long Shipboard and Shoreline Science Workshop. Read more...

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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) 392-3472


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

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel outlines a lifesaving wave-warning system on Lake Superior, designed and installed by Sea Grant, and partners

Herald Times Reporter looks at Great Lakes water levels and quotes Sea Grant's coastal engineer

Wisconsin Public Television produced a take on the Wisconsin cultural phenomena of supper clubs and talks with one of Sea Grant's experts on the Friday night fish fry

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel explores some Lake Michigan research

Appleton Post Crescent highlights just-published lake sturgeon research 

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, 2015

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


Vol 1, 2015
Get caught up on some Lake Superior research, the Eat Wisconsin Fish campaign and more.  Read more...

Vol 4, 2014
Read a perplexing mystery--solved--in the Port of Duluth-Superior. There's also news of Sea Grant's upcoming federal review, three talented students heading to our nation's capitol for fellowships and suggested book titles about Lake Superior.   Read more...

Volume 2, 2014
Catch up on some Sea Grant-funded research into burbot spawning in Lake Michigan, along with news on our extension staff, the departure of AIS expert Phil Moy and a climate change study focused on tree rings. Read more...

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Full Archive of Chronicle Issues
Access the full archive of issues of the Aquatic Sciences Chronicle. Click the "browse" tab in the upper left. Read more...