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September 2, 2022

Great Lakes Science Center scientists speak to magazine about ongoing Sea Lamprey research

Scientists Releasing Sterile Male Sea Lamprey in the Pigeon River
GLSC research ecologist, Nick Johnson (Center), releases sterilized male sea lamprey into the Pigeon River in northeastern Michigan as WIRED Magazine journalist, Michael Tessler (right), photographs the release. GLSC technician, Tyler Bruning (left), pauses his release of sterilized male sea lamprey while Nick’s are photographed.

A WIRED Magazine article featuring GLSC sea lamprey research was published online on August 9, 2022. Research ecologist, Nick Johnson (GLSC, Millersburg, Michigan) was quoted in the article, and a project by research fisheries biologist, Scott Miehls (GLSC, Millersburg, MI), was described. The story, “The Double Life of an American Lake Monster,” focuses on research and development of technologies to improve control of Great Lakes sea lamprey, as well as conservation efforts by researchers in the native range of sea lamprey.