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Sturgeon Released in Ontonagon River

The Ontonagon River recently received an infusion of young lake sturgeon. 1,261 of the threatened fish were released two weeks ago. It’s part of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ effort to revive the state’s lake sturgeon population. Nearly 6,000 juvenile fish were released at seven locations over the summer. The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community is one of several organizations that has partnered with the DNR to try to rebuild the supply of the lake sturgeon, which state officials describe as “culturally significant.”

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