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USFWS to target St. Mary's sea lamprey eel hot spots

Armed with Bayluscide Granular, the United State Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has sent a team of biologists and technicians to the St. Mary's River System to resume the battle against sea lampreys.

"This has been an ongoing problem for nearly 50 years," said USFWS Spokesman Terry Morse. "They are the original invader of the Great Lakes."

The sea lamprey decimated fish populations in the mid-1900s, particularly hitting lake trout hard, virtually wiping them out of Lake Huron and Lake Michigan. Even Lake Superior saw its lake trout population cut in half before an aggressive campaign to fight the invasive eels began to turn the tide.   more...


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