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.


River Talk Focuses on St. Louis River Fisheries

The next monthly River Talk is scheduled for Apr. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Clyde Iron Works Restaurant (2920 W. Michigan St., Duluth, Minn.). John Lindgren and Paul Piszczek with the Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of natural resources will present, “Something Fishy: What’s happening with fish in the St. Louis River Estuary.”


Attack Packs: Making Invaders Real
What's an Attack Pack, you ask? One Madison educator shares her experience with the teaching tool. Read more...

UN Climate Change-Energy Expert to Deliver Remarks in Madison
Nguyen Khac Tiep will address the linkage between climate change and energy generation on April 28 at UW-Madison. Read more...

Natural Resource Education Programs Highlighted in Lake Michigan Meeting
The Lake Michigan Stakeholder’s annual spring membership meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 30, at the Urban Ecology Center-Menomonee Valley (3700 W. Pierce St.) in Milwaukee from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., focusing on “Youth and the Environment: Engaging the Next Generation in Conservation.” Read more...

Sea Grant Offers Free Downloadable Fish App in Time for Opener
The 2014 Wisconsin general fishing opener is May 3. Download a handy app before heading out with a rod, reel and tackle box. Read more...

Spring Valley High School Springs at Chance to Savor Science

In February, a team of five high school students from Spring Valley in Pierce County, Wisconsin, emerged victorious in the 2014 Lake Sturgeon Bowl. Now, it's off to the national competition in Seattle.


Researchers Identify New Burbot Spawning Behavior

Wisconsin Sea Grant scientists have discovered that burbot spawn in deep reefs and also later in the season than previously known. Their findings, published in Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, add a fifth spawning behavior to those already identified for burbot.


The River Talks
Grab a mug of coffee or maybe a glass of beer and learn about the St. Louis River Estuary at the same time.  Wisconsin Sea Grant and the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve are teaming up to start a series of science café-type evening talks about the estuary. Read more...

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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.

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
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Experts List
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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 reports on a report on the state of Green Bay

Dan Small Radio hosts Coastal Engineer Gene Clark (program #839 and at the 40-minute mark) to talk about low water levels on the Great Lakes

Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine highlights clean marinas.

Peninsula Pulse highlights the Clean Marina Program, made possible due to Wisconsin Sea Grant know-how and hands-on advice.

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. 1, 2014
Read the latest program newsletter for details on a comprehensive report about Green Bay, the economic impact of fishing in Sheboygan and news about a D.C.-bound fellow. Read more...

Vol 4, 2013
The 4th issue of 2013 of the Aquatic Sciences Chronicle. VHS testing, Chromium VI and Jenn Hauxwell of our Advisory Council, and more, are within its pages.

Vol 3, 2013
Read up on Sea Grant support for shipwreck exploration and the health of the Lake Superior fishery.

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