Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Lake sturgeon spawning on Canadian side of Detroit River

Lake sturgeon have spawned four times on the reef constructed last year at the head of Fighting Island in the Detroit River! This is the first time in 30 years that spawning by lake sturgeon, a threatened species in both Michigan and Ontario, has been confirmed in the Canadian waters of the Detroit River. The new spawning reef, constructed at Fighting Island in October 2008, was celebrated as the first Canada-U.S. funded fish habitat restoration project in the Great Lakes.

To read more, go to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service or Essex Region Conservation Authority.