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