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Efforts underway to reintroduce once-prized fish to Michigan rivers

Graylings are only found in Alaska, Montana, Russia, and Canada
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Graylings are only found in Alaska, Montana, Russia, and Canada

 

Many Michiganders know that a trip up north on I-75 brings you through Grayling. But did you know the city is named for a fish species that hasn't been seen in Michigan waters for nearly a century?

Efforts are underway to bring the arctic grayling back to Michigan waters.

 

Nancy Auer is a professor of biology at Michigan Technological University. She is working to reintroduce arctic grayling to rivers across the state.

 

“I think we all feel special when we can bring back a species,” she said.

Auer joined us on Stateside to talk about the history of the grayling and the long-term project to rehabilitate the population.

GUEST Nancy Auer is a professor of biology at Michigan Technological University.

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