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What is Minnesota Sea Grant (7:10) Steve Bortone, director of the University of Minnesota Sea Grant program, talks about how Sea Grant advances society's ability to sustain aquatic and coastal environments and economies. The 7-minute monolog especially focuses on scientific endeavors related to Lake Superior and Minnesota's inland waters. About MN Sea Grant Minnesota Sea Grant 2009.02.25
KUMD
Host: Steve Bortone, MN Sea Grant
40 Years of Superior Science (7:04) Retiring director Jeff Gunderson talks to Jesse Schomberg about his 36 years with the University of Minnesota Sea Grant Program, "aqua-shysters" and more. About MN Sea Grant Minnesota Sea Grant's 40 year anniversary, Fish, Aquaculture, Harbor Corrosion, Ballast Water 2015.03.10
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Jeff Gunderson, Director, MN Sea Grant
Sea Grant is Golden: New Director, New Directions (6:41) [Transcript]
Minnesota Sea Grant's new director is excited to be part of NOAA Sea Grant's next 50 years. Host Jesse Schomberg interviews Dr. John A. Downing.
About MN Sea Grant Director, Sea Grant Mission, Lake Superior 2016.02.16
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Dr. John Downing, Director, MN Sea Grant
Sea Grant Act Signed 50 Years Ago...And Then What!? (7:22) [Transcript]
On Oct 15, 1966 President Johnson signed the Sea Grant College Act. Why would he do such a thing? What did it do? What has it done (maybe found a key to curing cancer?!?!?)? What does it mean for the future?
About MN Sea Grant National Sea Grant College and Program Act 2016.10.25
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Genetically Engineered Salmon (9:57) Anne Cooper discusses genetically engineered fish and her Knauss Fellowship from Washington, D.C. Aquaculture Genetically Engineered 2009.06.17
KUMD
Host: Steve Bortone, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Anne Cooper
Fish Farming in Minnesota (5:55) Fisheries and aquaculture specialist Jeff Gunderson discusses baitfish aquaculture and fish farming in Minnesota. Aquaculture Fish Farming 2009.11.04
KUMD
Host: Judy Zomerfelt, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Jeff Gunderson, Fisheries/Aquaculture Educator, MN Sea Grant
What is an Invasive Species? (5:43) Minnesota Sea Grant's Marte Kitson talks about the nuanced differences in defining introduced, non-native, and invasive species, what makes them successful, and how they spread. Aquatic Invasive Species Aquatic Invasive Species 2009.01.19
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Marte Kitson, AIS Specialist, MN Sea Grant
Fishing Pros vs. Aquatic Invaders (6:46) Professional tournament anglers care about invasive species. Sea Grant's Doug Jensen talks about how masters on the fishing circuit are stopping aquatic hitchhikers. Aquatic Invasive Species Fishing 2011.01.26
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Doug Jensen, AIS Specialist, MN Sea Grant
Aquatic Invasive Species (5:57) Sea Grant's Doug Jensen talks about invasive species and managing their populations in Minnesota's waters. Aquatic Invasive Species Aquatic Invasive Species 2009.11.11
KUMD
Host: Judy Zomerfelt, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Doug Jensen
Goldfish and a Habitattitude-style Surrender [Transcript]
Jesse Schomberg tells goldfish-gone-wild stories and explains how a Sea Grant/MN Aquarium Scoiety event helped over 100 aquarium fish find new homes.
Aquatic Invasive Species Fish Surrender, Fish Auction, Habitattitude, Goldfish 2016.02.02 Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Vagaries of Variability, Climate and Weather (6:27) Jesse Schomberg talks with Hilarie Sorensen, Minnesota Sea Grant's Climate Change Extension Educator, about the weather and much more. Climate Change Climate vs. Weather, Variability, Extreme Events, Temperatures, Ice Cover, Precipitation, What You Can Do 2015.04.07
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Hilarie Sorensen, Climate Change Extension Educator, MN Sea Grant
Beyond Fish: Education at the Aquarium (8:58) Education director Sarah Erickson joins Dr. Bortone to discuss how science guides opportunities at the Great Lakes Aquarium. Coastal Communities Science 2009.03.18
KUMD
Host: Steve Bortone, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Sarah Erickson, Education Director, Great Lakes Aquarium
E. Coli in Duluth-Superior Harbor Fish (4:38) [Transcript]
This program explores research on E. coli in wild fish. E. coli bacteria contamination in the Duluth/Superior harbor has been an issue for many years. University of Minnesota Duluth biology professor Randall Hicks is working with researchers to narrow the field for possible causes and pathways of contamination.
Coastal Hazards E. Coli 2008.06.10
KUWS
Host: Marie Zuikov, MN Sea Grant
Creatures that Fish Crunch On (8:26) UMD graduate students Tyler Ahrenstorff and EJ Isaac talk with Steve Bortone about the lengths invertebrates go to avoid Lake Superior's fish. Fish Fish food, Invertebrates 2009.04.15
KUMD
Host: Steve Bortone, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Tyler Ahrenstorff & EJ Isaac, Grad Students, UMD
VHS Virus and Lake Superior (10:06) Jeff Gunderson, extension professor for the Minnesota Sea Grant College Program at UMD, will talk about the VHS virus and Lake Superior Fish. Fish Fish virus, VHS, Lake Superior 2009.05.06
KUMD
Host: Steve Bortone, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Jeff Gunderson, Fisheries/Aquaculture Educator, MN Sea Grant
Creating Sustainable Fisheries (11:15) Steve Bortone talks with Kendra Richards about safe, sustainable fisheries and Lake Superior. Fish Fisheries, Sustainable 2009.06.24
KUMD
Host: Kendra Richards, Producer; Guest: Steve Bortone, Director, MN Sea Grant
Popular Chemicals Afflict Fish (5:18) Gerald Ankley, a toxicologist with the EPA Laboratory in Duluth, talks about endocrine disrupting chemicals, hormones and hormone mimics that affect fish reproduction and development. Fish Fish, Chemicals 2011.02.16
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Gerald Ankley, Toxicologist, EPA
Fish and Fish Food in Lake Superior (5:38) Dr. Tom Hrabik, UMD associate professor, talks about some of the animals, including shrimplike creatures and fish, living in Lake Superior and the lake's multiple food. Fish Fish food, Lake Superior 2011.04.06
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Dr. Tom Hrabik, Associate Professor, UMD
1800's Diaries Suggest Whitefish Spawned in the St. Louis River (5:04) Minnesota Sea Grant director Jeff Gunderson discusses the possibility that lake whitefish spawned in the St. Louis River, a major Lake Superior tributary, more than a century ago and that they might do so again someday. Fish Lake Whitefish, St. Louis River 2011.04.20
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Jeff Gunderson, Director, MN Sea Grant
It's a Living: Superior's Lake Herring Fishery (5:30) Steve Dahl, a commercial fisherman on Minnesota's North Shore, talks about gill netting Lake Herring and the changes he's seen after 25 years of plying the waters of Lake Superior. Fish Lake Herring 2011.05.04
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Steve Dahl, Commercial Fisherman
Parasites of Freshwater Fish (3:55) Jesse Schomberg talks about an uncomfortable but important topic for anyone who eats fish: tapeworms and other fish parasites. Fish Parasites, Freshwater Fish 2013.04.25
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Big Fat Lake Trout: Siscowet (5:14) Jesse Schomberg talks about Lake Superior's numerous siscowet and why this hefty strain of lake trout is being eyed as a source of fish oil. Fish Lake Trout, Siscowet, Fish Oil 2013.06.19
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Coaster Brook Trout (8:59) [Transcript]
This episode we'll learn about a fish native to Lake Superior called the coaster brook trout. Long ago they were incredibly abundant, causing fishing scenes reminiscent of the smelt runs during the 1960s and 70s. We'll investigate what caused their decline and an initiative that's trying to help coaster brook trout rebound.
Fish Coaster Brook Trout 2005.08.10
KUMD
Host: Marie Zuikov, MN Sea Grant; Guests: Jeff Gunderson, Fisheries/Aquaculture Educator, MN Sea Grant and others
Risks and Benefits of Eating Lake Superior Fish (4:44) [Transcript]
This program explores the health risks and benefits of eating fish from Lake Superior.
Fish Eating Fish, Benefits & Risks 2008.01.03
KUWS
Host: Marie Zuikov, MN Sea Grant
Spirit of the Annual Smelt Run (4:38) [Transcript]
This program explores the decline of the smelt run in Lake Superior.
Fish Smelt, Lake Superior 2008.04.29
KUWS
Host: Marie Zuikov, MN Sea Grant
Lake Superior Food Webs and Fish Diets (6:01) Allison Gamble discusses Lake Superior food webs and fish diets. Fish Fish Food, Fish diets, Lake Superior food webs 2009.12.09
KUMD
Host: Judy Zomerfelt, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Allison Gamble, Grad Student, UMD
Noisy Fish, Or Can Fish Talk? (5:32) Dr. Allen Mensinger, Associate Professor in UMD's Biology Department, fills us in on noisy fish and how some fish can talk. Fish Fish sounds 2009.12.23
KUMD
Host: Judy Zomerfelt, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Dr. Allen Mensinger, Associate Professor, UMD's Biology Dept.
Salmon, Trout, Steelhead - How Much Is Enough? (6:29) Don Schriener, Area Supervisor of Lake Superior Fisheries Management, talks about our favorite sport fish and the challenges of managing harvestable fish stocks. Fish Salmon, Trout, Fisheries 2010.02.10
KUMD
Host: Judy Zomerfelt, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Don Schriener, Area Supervisor, Lake Superior Fisheries Management
Lampreys! Three Natives, One Not (5:25) Learn about the four species of lamprey that can be found in the Lake Superior Basin with Minnesota Sea Grant's Jesse Schomberg. Fish Sea Lampreys, Native Lampreys, Lake Superior 2014.10.07
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Barotrauma: A Fishing Tip (4:57) Sea Grant's Jesse Schomberg explains how to save a life - a fish's life. Learn how to send a deepwater fish back down to deep water when it's swim bladder is over-inflated. Fish Fish, Swim Bladder 2014.09.09
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Lake Superior Fish: It's What's for Dinner (4:31) Hear Jesse Schomberg talk about fish boils, planking and other recipes for outstanding culinary experiences with Great Lakes fish. Fish Lake Superior, Fish Recipes 2014.10.21
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Who's Eating Who in the Depths of Lake Superior? (7:23) Dr. Tom Hrabik, Associate Professor of biology at the University of Minnesota Duluth, talked with WTIP reporter Carah Thomas about a Sea Grant study he co-authored relating to what fish eat in the depths of Lake Superior. The study had some surprising results. Fish Food Web, Lake Superior 2011.12.21
WTIP
Host: WTIP Reporter Carah Thomas; Guest: Dr. Tom Hrabik, Associate Professor of Biology, UMD
Burbot and the Lota lota Love Song (7:23) [Transcript]
Guest host Olivia Dehler explains a few things about burbot, a native fish of Lake Superior. Topics cover fish oil and fox fur, the Eelpout Festival, and "The Song."
Fish Burbot, Lake Superior, Fish Oil, Fox Fur, Eelpout Festival 2015.09.15
KUMD
Host: Olivia Dehler, MN Sea Grant
Our New "Fish Guy": Don Schreiner (7:36) Host Jesse Schomberg talks with Don Schreiner, retired MNDNR Lake Superior fisheries supervisor and new MNSG fisheries extension specialist about ... you guessed it ... FISH! Fish Fisheries, Climate Change, Aquatic Invasive Species, Steelhead, Kamloops, Coho, Smelt 2016.03.29
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Don Schreiner, Fisheries Extension Educator, MN Sea Grant
Fishing Opener! Walleye, Part 1 (7:44) Host Jesse Schomberg talks with Minnesota Sea Grant Fisheries Extension Educator Don Schreiner about Minnesota's state fish ... the Walleye. Topics include eyes, Walleye chop and distribution. Tip for anglers: Shiner minnows! Fish Walleye, Walleye Eyes, Walleye Chop, Walleye Distribution, Shiner Minnows 2016.05.10
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Don Schreiner, Fisheries Extension Educator, MN Sea Grant
Walleye, Part 2 (6:59) Find out more about Minnesota Walleye as host Jesse Schomberg interviews Minnesota Sea Grant Fisheries Extension Educator Don Schreiner. Topics include balancing stocking with wild reproduction, and aquatic invasive species. Fish Walleye, Stocking, Spawn, Balancing Stocking with Wild Reproduction, Aquatic Invasive Species 2016.05.24
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: Don Schreiner, Fisheries Extension Educator, MN Sea Grant
"Kala, Kala, Kala" - Charter Fishing Lake Superior Style (6:07) [Transcript]
Host Jesse Schomberg talks about the charter fishing industry in western Lake Superior and the aquatic food web on which it is built.
Fish Charter Fishing, Lake Trout, Food Web 2016.09.27
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Ideas for Building a Career in Fisheries (8:13) [Transcript]
Jesse Schomberg talks with L.J. Rogers, UMD undergraduate and president of the American Fisheries Society - University of Minnesota Duluth Subunit, about preparing for a career in fisheries science.
Fish American Fisheries Society 2016.11.22
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant; Guest: L.J. Rogers, undergraduate and president of the American Fisheries Society, UMD
The Perplexing Pink Salmon of Lake Superior (5:41) [Transcript]
Join host Jesse Schomberg as he explains how Pink Salmon came to live in Lake Superior.
Fish Pink Salmon, Lake Superior 2017.02.14
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Little Forms of Life in Lake Superior (5:02) Water bears, sponges, opossum shrimp? Lake Superior has them all! Join Jesse Schomberg as he talks about some of Lake Superior's coolest creatures. Lake Superior Creatures, Water Bears, Sponges, Opossum Shrimp 2015.02.24
KUMD
Host: Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant

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