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LSProject: The Blue Desert

The Lake Superior Project / logo by Lauryl Loberg
The Lake Superior Project / logo by Lauryl Loberg

Finalcut_2_LSP2_Lamprey.mp311.45 MB

Invasive species are one of the biggest issues facing Lake Superior. The most important invasive species to the lake to date is the sea lamprey. It changed everything. It wiped out the lake trout population in the other Great Lakes, and came close to doing the same in Lake Superior. In this edition of the Lake Superior Project, we take a closer look at this invader, and the impact that it had on the lake and the people who live around it.

This project is funded in part by the Coastal Zone Management Act, by NOAA’s Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, in cooperation with Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program.

Sounds by Peter Elvin.