The Great Lake Sturgeon

The Great Lake Sturgeon

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Edited by Nancy Auer, Edited by Dave Dempsey

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  • Publisher: Michigan State University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 15mm | 567g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2013
  • Publication City/Country: East Lansing, MI
  • ISBN 10: 1611860784
  • ISBN 13: 9781611860788
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, black & white tables, figures, colour plates
  • Sales rank: 1,422,541

Product description

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.

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Dave Dempsey was the 2009 Michigan Author of the Year and has served as an environmental and policy advisor for many years. He lives in Rosemount, Minnesota. Nancy Auer teaches in the Department of Biological Sciences at Michigan Technological University and is a renowned expert and field researcher on lake sturgeon.