Undercurrents: beneath the obvious

May 21, 2007

DNR (MI) unsure on extent of fish virus’ damage

Filed under: Great Lakes Threats,Invasive Species,Michigan — nemo @ 12:41 pm

The Sheboygan Press reports on the progress of VHS:

Lake Michigan is likely infected with viral hemorrhagic septicemia, which is killing one fish species in Little Lake Butte des Morts near Oshkosh, and officials are taking a wait and see attitude about how destructive it’ll be.

“We are virtually certain that it is in Lake Michigan,” said Randy Schumacher, [Michigan] state Department of Natural Resources Southeast Regional Fisheries supervisor. “It is probably in Lake Winnebago as well.”

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