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                           MN SEA GRANT
                           NEWS RELEASE
7/30/07
Contact: Marie Zhuikov, mzhuikov@umn.edu, (218) 726-7677

ASK A SCIENTIST: ABOUT SHIPWRECKS AND UNDERWATER ARCHEOLOGY

Join Jeff Gray, director of the country's only freshwater National Marine Sanctuary, for a discussion about why navigating the Great Lakes can be treacherous and what archeologists are discovering beneath the waves.

The discussions, hosted by Minnesota Sea Grant, will take place on:

Tuesday, August 7, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Blue Water Café
20 W Wisconsin Street, Grand Marais, MN

Wednesday, August 8, 7 to 8 p.m.
Amazing Grace Bakery and Café
394 S. Lake Ave, Canal Park, Duluth, MN

Thousands of ships have foundered or sunk in the Great Lakes. These vessels still have stories to tell of Great Lakes maritime history and commerce, from the earliest explorations to westward expansion in the 1800s and modern day lake trade. The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Underwater Preserve in Alpena, Mich., encompasses 448 square miles of Lake Huron and protects over 200 shipwrecks representing the diversity of vessels that navigated the Great Lakes in the 19th and 20th centuries.

If you want to suggest a topic or speaker, or learn more about the free discussions, visit www.seagrant.umn.edu/news/aas.

"Ask a Scientist" is inspired by the internationally successful Café Scientifique and backed by Nova scienceNOW. Eat, drink, talk science!

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