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.


Announcements

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...


News

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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4th of July Great Lakes Beachgoers Will Find Safer Waters Thanks to Wisconsin Sea Grant
Sea Grant has played a role in making beaches healthier with real-time water-quality analyses.  Read more...


Green Lake in July is the Place to Find the Photo Display
Green Lake residents will have the opportunity to visit the Sea Grant and Water Resources Institute display about water in the month of July as the library there plays host.  Read more...


Connect With Wisconsin Fish, and Their Fishers and Growers
The eatwisconsinfish.org website relaunches with vibrant images, tasty recipes, a map for where fish lovers can purchase a meal and nutrition facts.  Read more...


Walleye in Waiting
By combining the best available research, a Wisconsin Sea Grant-backed team seeks to make an old fish a new star of the aquaculture universe. Read more...


Stop the Spiny!
A new and unusual video aims to stop the spread of an aquatic invasive species that's damaging local lakes.  Read more...


Determined to Make a Difference
2016 Great Lakes Commission Fellow Michael Polich has set himself up for success. Read more...


Two Beach Projects Designed to Save Lives in the Great Lakes
Just in time for National Beach Safety Week and Rip Current Awareness Week June 4-11, beaches on lakes Superior and Michigan will be safer thanks to continuation of two projects designed to increase awareness and safety measures for rip currents. 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...


The Student Side of Sea Grant
Students are an important part of almost every project Wisconsin Sea Grant supports. Now there's an online resource to help students--past, present and future--connect with each other. Read more...


Eagle River Library to Host Wisconsin Water Photo Display

The Walter E. Olson Memorial Library in Eagle River will  host the Wisconsin Water Photo Display for the month of June. 

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Free Webinar Series on Oil Transport in the Great Lakes
Wisconsin Sea Grant's water quality specialist is a member of a work group on oil transport in the Great Lakes area. Now, there's a free webinar series on the topic. Oil moves to and through the Great Lakes Basin by truck, rail and pipeline. Though pipelines are the preferred and more heavily used mode of transportation, some have objected to their use and specific routes due to environmental concerns.  Read more...


Archive
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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



Backgrounders

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.
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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 Read more...


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

Beauty Contained: New Video Offers Advice on Preventing Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species through Water Gardens
The 12-minute video, produced by Wisconsin Sea Grant, contains important tips and resources for businesses that deal with water gardens.  Read more...


Video
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. 
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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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The Aquatic Sciences Chronicle is distributed four times a year. Get a free subscription for either a print copy or -- go green -- and get an automatic e-mail letting you know when a new online version is available. Read more...


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...

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