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Money to aid Great Lakes research at risk

A Trump administration proposal to slash Great Lakes restoration funding has garnered plenty of attention. But the budget proposal also calls for eliminating the Sea Grant program nationwide, including a joint program between the University of Michigan and Michigan State University that has provided Great Lakes research and advocacy for nearly 50 years.

"It was a shock," said Michigan Sea Grant Director James Diana, a professor in U-M's School of Natural Resources and Environment.

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