Sea lamprey on rise in lakes Erie and Superior

Published October 24, 2017

A story on Great Lakes Today, a collaboration by WBFO-FM and WXXI in Rochester, about the rising numbers of sea lampreys – eel-like creatures that literally suck the life out of fish – in the Great Lakes interviews Helen Domske, associate director of the Great Lakes Program at UB.

“It’s kind of a two-edged sword. As we clean up the environment it makes it more hospitable,” she said. “Some of these creeks maybe didn’t have lamprey in them. But now as we really focus on water pollution and trying to control the pollution levels we’ve really created more habitat for them.”

Read the story here.

The story also appeared on Interlochen Public Radio in northern Michigan, WOSU-FM in Columbus, Ohio, and WKSU-FM in Kent, Ohio.