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GLIN==> FW: Michigan Sea Grant project enhances habitat for native lake sturgeon



Title: FW: Michigan Sea Grant project enhances habitat for native lake sturgeon
Greetings,

An article (“Michigan Sea Grant project enhances habitat for native lake sturgeon”) was recently published in a NOAA-internal briefing focusing on NOAA-Sea Grant habitat restoration efforts. See the NOAA’s Spotlight Feature series article: http://www.research.noaa.gov/spotlite/2007/spot_sturgeon.html

Those of you passing through the Smith Terminal in the coming months can view the educational exhibit about Lake sturgeon and the Detroit River, highlighting the habitat restoration project.  



Shown above: A life-size model of a lake sturgeon attracts travelers at Detroit Metropolitan Airport, where millions pass through annually. Michigan Sea Grant developed the educational display, with the help of a local artist and exhibit company, to highlight the history and ecology of lake sturgeon and habitat restoration efforts in the Detroit River.  A similar display was featured at the New Detroit Science Center for six months in 2006, attracting an estimated 500,000 visitors.

Project Support & Partners: Funded by NOAA through an MDEQ Coastal Management grant, the Sea Grant-led project supported construction of three artificial spawning reefs in the Detroit River. Additional project support provided by the Great Lakes Fishery Trust and Detroit Edison, a DTE-Energy Company. Michigan Sea Grant works closely with biologists at USGS and US FWS, who are evaluating fish use of the reefs.

Best,

Elizabeth



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Elizabeth LaPorte | elzblap@umich.edu | Phone: 734-647-0767
Communications Director & Education Co-leader
Web: www.miseagrant.umich.edu | Fax: (734) 647-0768
Address: Michigan Sea Grant | UM - SNRE Dana Bldg.
440 Church St., Suite 4044 | Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1041