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December 2014
NYSG Coastlines
New York Sea Grant's latest edition of Coastlines, the program's flagship e-newsletter, is now available. Topics in this double issue include efforts related to stewardship, severe storms and climate change, as well as spotlights on research, harmful algal blooms and aquatic invasive species.

EPA awards additional funding to target Lake Erie HABs
U.S EPA announced the award of over $3.1M in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funds to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Geological Survey, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Mich. Dept. of Agriculture and Rural Development to target harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie.

Coastal GeoTools
Registration is now open for the Coastal GeoTools Conference, which focuses on geospatial data, tools, technology, and information for coastal resource management professionals. Coastal GeoTools 2015 will be the eighth in the conference series and will take place March 30 - April 2, 2015 in North Charleston, SC.

Stone Lab announces summer 2015 courses
Stone Laboratory, Ohio State University’s Island Campus on Lake Erie, has announced its 25 summer 2015 courses. Stone Lab is once again offering courses in June, July and August that will get students out of the classroom and into the field to experience science first-hand. Applications will be available starting Jan. 1, 2015.

Register now for the 2015 GLC Semiannual Meeting and Great Lakes Day
The Great Lakes Commission Semiannual Meeting and Great Lakes Day in Washington, D.C., will take place Feb 24-26, 2015. Events will feature dialogue on Great Lakes priorities by regional leaders and members of Congress who play a critical role in shaping Great Lakes policies. Register now for early bird rates!

Minnesota Sea Grant Sieche
The December issue of the Sieche, the newsletter of Minnesota Sea Grant, is now available online. Topics in this issue include research on Siscowet lake trout, changing our ways on invasive species management, why roadside ditches matter, and more.

University of Michigan to explore strategies for dealing with Great Lakes water level changes
The University of Michigan's Graham Sustainability Institute is launching a two-tiered, two-year collaborative research initiative called the Great Lakes Water Levels Integrated Assessment.The purpose of the assessment is to develop information, tools and partnerships to help decision makers address challenges and opportunities posed by water-level variability

Wels catfish among species banned in Michigan
Known for its healthy appetite, giant size and eel-like tail, the wels catfish, which can reach nine feet long and weigh more than 200 pounds, is one of seven animals were recently added to Michigan’s list of Prohibited Species. The wels is a top predator that eats other fish and even birds.

Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act
On Tues. Dec. 9, watch a live stream of the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act. As a pivotal act in protecting public health nationwide, the last 40 years have brought many successes. The next 40 years will bring many challenges. Though the celebration takes place on Dec. 9, the actual anniversary is December 16.

Great Lakes Economic Forum
Registration is now open for the Great Lakes Economic Forum, to be held by the Council of the Great Lakes Region on April 26-28, 2015, in Chicago. The forum will provide a venue for leaders to share insights that will help shape economic policy, boost the region’s competitive edge and secure its long-term success.

Restoring the Great Lakes
The 2014 edition of Restoring the Great Lakes, an annual publication by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that showcases Great Lakes Restoration Initiative supported work, is now available online. In 2014, The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service received more than $49 million to support new and ongoing Great Lakes projects.

Help name the Wisconsin Sea Grant ROV
A long and proud tradition in nautical history calls for naming the vessels that ply fresh and salty waters. Thus, Wisconsin Sea Grant's new underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) needs a name. Submit your ideas - all suggestions will be entered in a random drawing to win an annual pass to Wisconsin’s State Park System!

Sturgeon “thunder” research published
Lake sturgeon have been on the planet for 150 million years. Despite that long residency, scientists are still learning about these fish, the largest found in North America. An enduring question is what contributes to their survival skills. The answer? Sound.

GLIN December Site of the Month
GLIN's December Site of the Month is Wisconsin Shipwrecks, a new site created by the Wisconsin Historical Society and the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute, offering details on 760 Lake Superior and Lake Michigan shipwrecks. Information on the ships’ construction, service history, final voyage and location are searchable, as are any relevant videos and photos.

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