Fish habitat to be mapped in waters of Lake Superior around Apostle Islands NL

A 28-foot silver boat gliding about the islands of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore this summer will be working towards completing a mapping of the Lake Superior lakebed around the islands.

“We know a lot about what lives on the islands, but comparatively little about what’s under the surface of Lake Superior,” says project leader Jay Glase, a fisheries biologist with the National Park Service in Ashland, Wisconsin. “We have population information about some species of fish and other organisms, but not much is known about their habitat around the islands. This mapping project will let us see those habitats—some of them in 3D.”

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