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.


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...

Gaming the Green Stuff
Erica Young set out to show that Lake Michigan Cladophora could be used to bioremediate wastewater effluent. Her research ended up in an unexpected place.  Read more...

New Great Lakes Climate Change Tool Sparks Conversation and Planning in Coastal Communities
Sea Grant climate change educators in the Great Lakes states have taken a tool developed in Mississippi-Alabama and adapted it for communities along the shores of our freshwater seas to use in preparing for the impacts of weather disruption. Read more...

Communications Work Captures National Awards

Two Wisconsin Sea Grant communications projects--the 2012-14 Biennial Report and the Eat Wisconsin Fish campaign--recently won national awards. 


Great Lakes Fish Will be in Spotlight at National “Fish Fry”
For what is believed to be the first time ever, Great Lakes fish will make an appearance at a national "fish fry" in Washington, D.C., thanks to Wisconsin Sea Grant Read more...

New Educational Video Helps Anglers Avoid the Trap of Commercial, Tribal Ghost Nets
In this new 13-minute safety video, boaters can learn how to identify marked fishing nets, and what to do if they become entangled.     Read more...

What's the Value of Sports Fishing?
Wisconsin Sea Grant researcher aims to create economic and behavioral models that quantify the value of sports fishing in the Great Lakes--and help predict anglers' future behavior. Read more...

Be Current Smart: New Water Safety Tips for Swimmers

To encourage water safety, partners in Wisconsin and throughout the Great Lakes are hitting the beaches at the end of May with new emergency rescue equipment like ring buoys and life jackets as part of the campaign: Be Current Smart. In addition to the equipment, the campaign includes water safety tips tailored to Wisconsin and other states in the region.


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Media Contacts

Communications Manager
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 explores some Lake Michigan research

Appleton Post Crescent highlights just-published lake sturgeon research 

WTMJ radio reports on a brand-new shipwrecks website

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...