On the shores of the lower Niagara River, about 10 miles from Niagara Falls, a group of biologists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service prepare to examine the largest fish species in the Great Lakes region – the lake sturgeon.
Capt. Larry Jones of the Eastern Lake Erie Charter Boat Association complains about access to the lake, at Tuesday's public meeting of the International Joint Commission. He was among the area residents to comment at the meeting, which was held at the WNED/WBFO studio in Buffalo, N.Y.
On WCPN's public affairs program The Sound of Ideas last week, panelists from the U.S. Coast Guard Great Lakes, the Cleveland Metroparks, and the University of Minnesota Duluth's Large Lakes Observatory discussed this year's low ice cover on the Great Lakes.
For more than eight decades, an Australian lungfish named Granddad resided at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium. The beloved fish made the journey from Australia by steamboat and train to dazzle attendees of the legendary 1933 World's Fair.
Since then, the aquarium estimates some 104 million guests have seen the famous lungfish.