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OH Sea Grant, has released the second-year research progress update for the statewide Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative(HABRI).


8/13-19 - Tall Ship Great Lakes Science Workshop - Milwaukee, WI
8/19 - Cooke Castle Benefit production of "The Andersonville Trial" - South Bass Island Lighthouse
8/22 - 
St. Louis River Alliance Aquatic Invasive Species Sentry Program
8/22 - Get to Know our Watershed Tour Series - McNeil Power Generating Station - 
8/22 - Get to Know our Watershed Tour Series -Winooski One Hydro Plant
8/22 - Rain Garden Workshop - Castleton, VT
8/23 - 
Natural Shoreline Erosion Control - Franklin
8/23 - Public Boat Trip on Lake Champlain: Life Underwater 
9/9 - Stone Lab Open House
9/12 - IWRC River Conference - Champaign, IL
9/14 - Understanding Algal Blooms: State of the Science Conference - Toledo, OH
9/22&23 - 
Watershed Game - Train the Trainer Workshop - Love's Park, IL
9/27 - 2017 State of the Bay Conference - Bay City, MI
9/29 - Lake Champlain Basin Deicing Conference - University of VT
10/12 - OH Dept of Higher Education Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative Proposal Deadline
10/12-13 - Great Lakes Fisheries Heritage Consortium Conference - Fishtown, Leland, MI
10/20 - Buckeye Island Hop - Put in Bay, OH
10/25-26 - 
Adaptation Planning for Coastal Communities: A Special Edition for Recreational Professionals in Port Communities - Duluth, MN
11/9-11 - National Science Teachers Association Conference on Science Education - Mailwaukee, WI


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WI Sea Grant Involvement in New Initiative will build Resiliency in 22 Lake Michigan Coastal Communities
Wisconsin Sea Grant today announced it would work with partners on a new, three-year $840,000 multi-faceted project to protect Lake Michigan shoreline homes, beaches and harbors. The effort is funded through an award from the federal National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coastal Resilience Grants Program.  Read More

OH Sea Grant Releases Summary of Second Year of ODHE Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative
Ohio Sea Grant, on behalf of The Ohio State University, The University of Toledo and the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE), has released the second-year research progress update for the statewide Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative(HABRI), which seeks solutions for harmful algal blooms in Ohio.

Although research is still under way, the second-year report reveals that the state of Ohio has already benefited from the initiative:

  • Early warning systems in Maumee and Sandusky bays have given water treatment plants a higher-resolution picture of what’s coming in from Lake Erie.
  • HABRI research has provided new answers and practical guidance about producing safe drinking water for cities and towns dealing with algal toxins in their water sources.
  • HABRI teams have provided the building blocks for agencies to understand the risks that algal toxins present for human health.
  • HABRI has driven information sharing and priority setting between universities and agencies, positioning Ohio to better prevent and manage future crises.

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OH Sea Grant - NOAA, partners predict significant summer harmful algal bloom for western Lake Erie

 NOAA and its research partners predict that western Lake Erie will experience a significant harmful algal bloom this summer  Read More

NY Sea Grant - Small Grant Monies Available
Proposals are currently being accepted for $200,000 in grants to fund Great Lakes Resilience projects. Monies for the grants, which each can be up to $25K, are being made available through a partnership between New York Sea Grant and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation:

WI Sea Grant - Tiny Quagga Mussels have Big Impact on Lake Michigan ... and Perhaps Climate Change
Laodong Guo and his graduate student Stephen DeVilbiss, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, looked at the impacts of quagga mussels from an aquatic chemist’s point of view in a paper published this year in the Journal of Great Lakes Research.  Read More

WI Sea Grant -Researchers Identify Tracer that can Track Sewage Effluent in the Great Lakes
Graduate student Michael Montenero and assistant professor James Waples, with UW-Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Sciences, used medically-derived iodine-131, a radioactive pharmaceutical used in medical imaging and thyroid cancer treatment, to track the trajectory and speed of Milwaukee wastewater transport in Lake Michigan.   Their findings were just published in the journal of Water Research.  Read More

MI Sea Grant - Evidence of prehistoric caribou hunters found below Lake Huron
Research continues this summer on a series of targets on the Alpena-Amberley Ridge in the lake. Read More

WI Sea Grant - Stalking a Fish Virus
Wisconsin Sea Grant research team tracks the location of the deadly viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus. Read More

IL-IN Sea Grant - Illinois’ ocean may provide the means for a fresh and locally-raised seafood market

About 540 million years ago, the state was situated at the equator and was the site of an ancient sea. As land shifted over time, this saltwater became trapped in aquifers that still exist underground today.  Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant-funded researchers, thinking outside the box, wondered if this buried saltwater might play a role in producing seafood in the region. Their study revealed that Illinois may in fact, be an environmentally-sustainable and economically-viable location for production of marine fish. They focused on striped bass, a popular and adaptable fish that can be grown in a range of salinities.  Read More

IL-IN Sea Grant - Anglers and researchers can reel in Lake Michigan fishing data
A goldmine of recreational fishing data is now available in one place - Angler Archive - thanks to researchers and state government officials in Illinois and Indiana.  The site currently contains over 50,000 records from creel surveys.  Read More

MN Sea Grant Surveys Recreational Boaters in Duluth-Superior Harbor
The working harbors of Lake Superior offer recreational boaters an exciting contrast to region's quiet backwaters. Watching the 20-60,000 ton lakers and salties with their cargo of taconite destined for steel mills or grain heading for foreign ports is exhilarating ... from a safe distance.  To prevent dangerous and possibly deadly encounters, Minnesota Sea Grant is seeking survey input from boaters who use the Port of Duluth-Superior for recreational purposes - whether they have used the harbor only once, boat there occasionally or are frequent users.  The survey responses will be used to develop a recreational boater safety guide for the Port of Duluth-Superior and other Great Lakes working harbors. The survey is anonymous, closes August 24, 2017 and should take only five to 10 minutes to complete. Read More

WI Sea Grant Helps Speed up Erosion Solutions for Mt. Pleasant Residents
Usually, people who want to take measures to control coastal erosion need to wait a minimum of 30 days before their plans and permits are approved by the DNR. However, before the second meeting, Clark and Martye Griffin with the DNR were able to figure out a way to speed up the process.  Read More

WI Sea Grant - Joins MI Sea Grant for the Community Engaged Research Institute
A few weeks ago,a delegation of Wisconsin Sea Grant staffers and graduate students made a trek to Michigan,  there to participate in a Michigan Sea Grant- led Community-Engaged Research Institute. Over the course of four days participants discussed and learned about the value of partnering and engaging with community stakeholders to maximize the value of the research they’re conducting.  Read More

MI Sea Grant's HACCP safety programming efforts have helped hundreds of businesses
Programs include Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) for Seafood Safety, and Preventing the Movement of Aquatic Invasive Species.  Read More

NY Sea Grant - State Parks and Sea Grant Help Your Pet to Swim Safer
New York State Parks is partnering with Sea Grant to educate dog owners of the potential impacts harmful algal blooms could have on their water-loving four-legged family members. Several state park locations throughout the state will feature the informative materials, as detailed in a New York Sea Grant press release:

MI Sea Grant - Students team up to protect native fish
Students participating in the Lakeshore Environmental Education Program (LEEP) at Walden Green Montessori School in Ferrysburg had a chance to get to know the River Redhorse this spring.  Read More

MN Sea Grant - Swab the Deck and Grab the Microscope: Great Lakes Educators to Sail Lake Michigan
A dozen educators from Minnesota and Wisconsin are to set sail on a one-of-a-kind professional development workshop that includes time aboard the sailing vessel Denis Sullivan August 13-19, 2017 from the Port of Milwaukee.  Read More

PA Sea Grant - Walking Tour of Restoration Site
Pennsylvania Sea Grant and Benedictine Sisters of Erie Hosted a Walking Tour of the Sevenmile Creek Restoration Site on August 9th to view restoration activities to restore approximately 500 feet of Sevenmile Creek. Each year tons of sediment erodes from the banks of Sevenmile Creek, which flows into Lake Erie. This erosion and excess sediment is detrimental to the health of the stream, to macroinvertebrates, fish, and other aquatic species, to the stability of streamside properties, and ultimately to the health of Lake Erie. The restoration of this stretch of Sevenmile Creek will improve fish habitat, water quality, and will reduce sedimentation entering the stream by 45.6 tons annually. The restoration also includes the widening and revegetation of an existing forested riparian streambank, which will provide shade for the creek, stability for streamside land, and provide vital habitats for birds, mammals, and other wildlife. Contact Dave Skellie or Tom Cermak of Pennsylvania Sea Grant with questions or for additional details, at 814.217.9011

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Recent Publications


MI Sea Grant - New Video shows anglers how to remove stomachs for fish diet study
Fisheries scientists around Lake Michigan and Lake Huron are working on a project led by Dr. Brian Roth at Michigan State University to understand what, and how much, different species of fish are eating.  Read More

MI Sea Grant - Upwellings July 2017

  • Notes from the Director
  • Knauss Finalists
  • Step Aside Golden Globes (awards)
  • Michigan aquaculture goes to Washington
  • From Extension
    • Michigan Sea Grant project seeks to help communities prepare for extreme storms
    • From fireworks to fish: 2017 Summer Discovery Cruises offer fun lessons on the water
    • What’s the best fish to stock in your Michigan fishing pond?
    • Blue views associated with improved mental well-being
    • Student video promotes awareness of Great Lakes marine debris
    • In life, ivory gull draws crowd — and in death, will contribute to science
OH Sea Grant eNews
  • Why Sea Grant? (interview with Melinda Huntley, Ohio Travel Association)
  • HABRI Year 2 Report Shows Successes
  • Wetland Plant Training
  • Lake Erie Science and History
  • NOAA, partners predict signficant summer HAB for western Lake Erie
  • 2018 Knauss Fellowship Finalists
  • Submit your Stone Lab Photos!

MI Sea Grant - Native Fish Hero Poster Series
The River Redhorse poster is the second in Michigan Sea Grant’s Native Fish Heroes poster series. The Lake Sturgeon was the first poster created, and other teachers around Michigan have expressed interest in tackling Cisco, Smallmouth Bass, and Burbot. 

CGLL (Center for Great Lakes Literacy)
New webpage for the shipboard education blogs!

PA Sea Grant - "From Lab to Lake" Teacher Training
Pennsylvania Sea Grant is now on YouTube! Check out our very first video featuring the recent Great Lakes teacher training day. On July 20th PA Sea Grant and a team of 10 teachers from the Erie, PA region and NY spent the day exploring water quality topics and issues happening in the Great Lakes.

MI Sea Grant - Teriyaki Fish Kebobs
Cooking video and Recipe!  Read More

MN Sea Grant in the News
  • MNSG - Despite multiple warnings, swimmers still brave dangerous conditions. August 11, 2017. Duluth News Tribune.  

  • MNSG - What creates a rip current in Lake Superior? August 11, 2017.

  • MNSG - Sister of previous drowning victim, Matthew Rheaume reaches out to Fuglie family. August 11, 2017. KBJR 6

  • MNSG - Duluth drownings highlight dangers of rip currents. August 11, 2017. Minnesota Public Radio.

  • Dad, daughter who drowned in Lake Superior identified. August 11, 2017.

MI Sea Grant - In the News  PA Sea Grant - In the News

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Staff Updates

PA Sea Grant - Leadership and Staff Transitions
Sarah Whitney takes the reins as the new director of PA Sea Grant, Sean Rafferty now leads the research program, Sara Stahlman steps into the role of Extension Leader and Kelly Donaldson joins the staff as the new Communications Lead.  Read More

MN Sea Grant - 

MNSG welcomes Thomas Beery as the new coastal resilience specialist. Learn more about Tom.

MNSG also welcomes Christyn Buchholz as the new executive assistant to the director.

IL-IN Sea Grant - 2017 APEX Awards
Two Yellow Buoys Twitter Feed
Lake Guardian Display

MI Sea Grant - Awards
In March 2017, Michigan Sea Grant Extension Educator Dan O’Keefe was presented with the Dr. Howard A. Tanner Award for his contributions to Michigan’s sport fishery. The award is given by the Michigan Steelhead and Salmon Fishermen’s Association.

Michigan Sea Grant was honored to receive the John D. Dingell Friend of the Refuge Award, presented by the International Wildlife Refuge Alliance (IWRA) and the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge.

The Southeast Michigan Stewardship Coalition (SEMIS) presented Michigan Sea Grant with a certificate for our dedication to place-based stewardship education. 

Michigan Sea Grant recognizes Marcia Daily with our 2017 Van Snider Outstanding Partnership Award. A 4th grade teacher at Meridian Elementary on Grosse Ille, Marcia was instrumental in getting Michigan Sea Grant’s Great Lake Education Program (GLEP) off the ground.


2018 John A. Knauss Policy Fellowship Finalists

  • MN Sea Grant - Jillian K. Farkas - Read More
  • IL-IN Sea Grant - Katherine O’Reilly - Read More
  • MI Sea Grant - Janet Hsaio and Lisa Peterson - Read More
  • OH Sea Grant - Heather Fair-Wu and Jessica Sherman.  Read More
  • NY Sea Grant - Emily Markowitz and Ashley Stilson

WI Sea Grant - Learning to Trust Yourself in DC
Danielle Brunner is a one of two Sea Grant Knauss Fellows from Wisconsin. She’s working in the office of U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii).  Read more about her experiences this year.

IL-IN Sea Grant - One year has passed for Monica Gregory, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant’s first NOAA Coastal Management Fellow. Monica will be finishing her two-year fellowship in July 2018. Read More

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