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December 2014

Lake Trout and the Tao of Research

A Sea Grant graduate fellow talks about Siscowets, their ability to see prey in the dark and the way of research.

Invasive Species: Time to Change Our Ways

The Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference 2014 made it clear that society needs to rethink invasive species management strategies and policies.

Why Ditches Matter

Roadside ditches require thought, maintenance and, believe it or not, your attention.

Educators Ruffe it Up with Researchers

To improve aquatic science literacy, 20 educators helped EPA/UMD researchers to collect invasive fish data.

Lake Superior Fish at Their Finest

It just keeps getting better! Oceanaire Seafood Room, Minneapolis, took top honors with a Lake Herring entree at this year’s Taste of Lake Superior Fish Classic.

Climate Intel: Diversifying to Cope with Climate Change

Faced with increased climate variability and weather extremes, communities could fare better if they diversify crops, energy sources, etc

New Project Looks at Risk, Response and Weather

Minnesota Sea Grant is supporting a two-year study to examine the interplay between human and hydrological systems.

Program Updates

New to the Minnesota Sea Grant Office: Two awards and an Americorps volunteer.

Did Ja Know?

Fish names, both common and scientific, change fairly regularly.

Bow Watch

Review, Report, Repeat

Director Jeff Gunderson describes the ways Minnesota Sea Grant is evaluated and invites readers to share perspectives with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Public Notice:
Issued by Jeff Gunderson, Director of The University of Minnesota Sea Grant Program — A Site Review Team convened by the Director of the National Sea Grant College Program will visit Minnesota Sea Grant, a system-wide program of the University of Minnesota, on January 27-28, 2015. I invite any person to email comments on Minnesota Sea Grant for the review team to consider to oar.sg.feedback@noaa.gov. Comments need to be submitted by January 19, 2015.

New Publications & Services

Products and Publications

Hot off the press: Truly Superior Fish note cards, the Field Guide for Maintaining Rural Roadside Ditches, and two journal articles about fish and foodwebs.


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