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The Sea Grant informs Minnesotans about the large coastal ecosystem in our state. Spotlighting research on the greatest lake in the world, this program shares how Lake Superior water research affects stream fishing, invasive species in Minnesota lakes, fish populations, water recreation, bio-diversity, water, health, and more.  

Sea Grant Files is funded in part by Minnesota Sea Grant, Ampers, and the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

 

Shoreline of Lake Superior
James St. John

National Safe Boating Week is here! In order to have fun and enjoy the water, practice safety. 

Lifejackets, knowing water conditions, and being aware of dangerous water currents are a few ways to stay safe and enjoy your time on the water. Listen for more tips and strategies to avoid dangerous situations.

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Fishing on a lake
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Today on the Sea Grant Files, Ashley McFarland joins us to discuss cooperating with water-related and connected businesses and industries to facilitate their working relationships with water researchers.

And also - Happy fishing opener this weekend! Don't forget, National Safe Boating Week is coming up: May 18-24, 2019

City Nature Challenge
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Get engaged in scientific discovery!

Today on the Sea Grant Files, Marte Kitson, Environmental Literacy Extension Educator for Minnesota Sea Grant, tells us how we can get involved.  

"The goal of the City Nature Challenge is to add as many photos of wild, living things to the Twin Ports City Nature Challenge project on iNaturalist as possible."  Twin Ports City Nature ChallengeMN Sea Grant

River Dam
Ken Lund

Spring is in the air...and in the water!! 

This week on The Sea Grant Files, host Jesse Schomberg and guest Emma Burgeson discuss temperature changes, species migration, and the Knife River watershed. 

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Chris Harwood

"There is nothing so stable as change"

It's natural for lake levels to fluctuate...but when intense storms whip through, the power of water shows. 

Jesse Schomberg talks about the fluctuating water levels today on, The Sea Grant Files

Duluth Snow
Sharon Mollerus

The climate in Minnesota is changing.

What will this mean for North Shore visitors on the hunt for recreational activities?

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Helena Jacoba

Communication is key! Today on the Sea Grant Files, Jillian Farkas shares her experience as a Knauss Fellow and discusses how, and why, we need to apply science to policy.

How is science being used in congress? "Science is being used, just maybe not at the level that everyone wishes it would be."

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John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program

Duluth Watershed
World Unity 9

Communities are gathering together to discuss what? Watersheds! On this weeks episode of the Sea Grant Files, our host Jesse Schomberg, discusses watersheds, how they affect the Duluth community, and why it is important to take care of them.

Stormy Lake Superior
Pete Markham

Biogeochemistry; what is it and how have Lake Superior's storms changed its water? Ellen Cooney, a PhD candidate in Water Resources Science at the University of Minnesota, discusses her research on this topic with our host Jesse Schomberg.

Lake Superior
Ed Menendez

Jesse Schomberg and Tom Beery talk climate adaptation this week on the Sea Grant Files.

Duluth is facing three major climate challenges: warmer and wetter weather, losing the winter cold, and more frequent and high intensity storm events.

How do we combat these climate challenges and what does this mean for our community?

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watershed
USDA

What is a watershed and how do they contribute to flood efforts? Jesse Schomberg and John Bilotta, MN Sea Grant water resource management and policy extension educator, discuss watersheds and more, on this weeks episode of The Sea Grant Files.

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