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.


News

The Lake Sturgeon Bowl, Where Numbers Other Than the Final Score Matter
Lots of numbers were flying around the 2016 Lake Sturgeon Bowl, which took place the first weekend in February. It's a qualifying round for the National Ocean Sciences Bowl competition designed for high school students. Read more...


Dredging in the St. Louis River Estuary – From “Spoils” to Soils
Dredging has a long history in the Duluth-Superior Harbor. Gene Clark, Wisconsin Sea Grant’s coastal engineer, explains that history and current challenges. Read more...


Wisconsin's New Water Fellowships
Two new fellowships in water and water policy are available, beginning in summer 2016. Read more...


Deidre Peroff: New Wisconsin Sea Grant Social Scientist
Wisconsin Sea Grant’s former (and first) social scientist, Jane Harrison, departed to work for North Carolina Sea Grant a few months ago. In a trade-off by chance, the program’s new social scientist, Deidre Peroff, is coming to Wisconsin Sea Grant from North Carolina Read more...


New “Fingerprinting” Tool Determines Great Lakes Mercury Sources

Wisconsin Sea Grant Director James Hurley was part of a team of researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Wisconsin-Madison who have developed a technique to distinguish where mercury comes from in the Great Lakes. The chemical “fingerprinting” technique can also be applied elsewhere.

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Milwaukee Waterways are a “Hotspot” for Antibiotic Resistance
Water and sediment in the three rivers that converge in Milwaukee, Wis., and the city harbor contain antibiotic-resistant bacteria in greater amounts than in bacteria isolated from the city’s hospitals, a Wisconsin Sea Grant researcher and her colleagues have found. The researchers are concerned these environmental “hotspots” for drug-resistant bacteria could harm human health by increasing the incidence of bacterial resistance in medical centers, and they urge people not to use antimicrobial products in their homes. 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 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. 

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



























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

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