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Sea lampreys in the Great Lakes of North America

January 1, 1971

The movement of sea lampreys into the upper Great Lakes (Superior, Michigan, and Huron) initiated a series of biological changes which have extended beyond the fish directly attacked by the parasite. The threat posed by the sea lamprey was not generally recognized until it was well established in all the lakes and had seriously affected the fisheries in Lakes Huron and Michigan. As the sea lamprey increased primarily at the expense of the valuable lake trout stocks and to a lesser degree other fish species, the need for research and concerted action became clear to the commercial fishery industry and fishery investigators of the United States and Canada.

Publication Year 1971
Title Sea lampreys in the Great Lakes of North America
Authors Bernard R. Smith
Publication Type Book Chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Index ID 81425
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Great Lakes Science Center