GREAT LAKES New Habitat For Lakes’ Largest Fish
DID YOU KNOW the Great Lakes are
home to a giant species of fish that has
been around since
the time of the dinosaurs? Lake sturgeon
can live up to 100
years and grow to
over eight feet long,
but these freshwater giants haven’t
to the effects of
human activity in
more recent times.
in the late 19th century and much of the
20th century led to
lake sturgeon being listed as a threatened species in 1976.
But partner agencies from around the Great Lakes region, including Michigan Sea Grant, U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), are hoping to change that. They teamed
GREAT LAKES SPECIAL ook for the map logo above throughout this issue for arti- cles about the Great Lakes. For our exclu- sive guides to cruising them, turn to page 46. These fishermen’s smiles are almost as big as the sturgeon they caught.
PHOTO: MICHIGAN SEA GRANT
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