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The Great Lake Sturgeonby Nancy Auer
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The first book of its kind to explore this magnificent creature, this collected volume captures many aspects of the remarkable Great Lakes sturgeon, from the mythical to the critically real. Lake sturgeon are sacred to some, impressive to many, and endangered in the Great Lakes. A fish whose ancestry reaches back millions of years and that can live over a century and grow to six feet or more, the Great Lakes lake sturgeon was once considered useless, then overfished nearly to extinction. Though the fish is slowly making a comeback thanks to the awareness-raising efforts of Native Americans, biologists, and sturgeon supporters, it remains to be seen if conservation and stewardship will continue to the degree this remarkable animal deserves. Blending history, biology, folklore, environmental science, and policy, this accessible book seeks to reach a broad audience and tell the story of the Great Lakes lake sturgeon in a manner as diverse as its subject.
Blending history, biology, folklore, environmental science, and policy, this accessible book, the first of its kind, seeks to reach a broad audience and tell the story of the Great Lakes lake sturgeon, a fish whose ancestry reaches back millions of years, which can live over a century and grow to six feet or more, and which has been overfished nearly to extinction.
About the Author
Dave Dempsey is the author and co-author of five nonfiction books and was named Michigan Author of the Year by the Michigan Library Association and the Michigan Center for the Book in 2009.
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