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Treatment of East Bay, Alger County, Michigan, with toxaphene for control of sea lampreys

Investigations in Fish Control 7

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Abstract

An experiment was conducted to determine whether toxaphene can be used to eradicate lake-dwelling sea lampreys and to determine its effect on fish populations. In East Bay, a 78-acre lake on the Sucker River, Alger County, Mich., an estimated concentration of 100 parts per billion was maintained for 14 days. The sea lamprey larvae were more resistant to toxaphene than were the fish, but a complete kill was indicated. One year after treatment, sea lampreys were absent from the lake, while the fish population had recovered.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
Federal Government Series
Title:
Treatment of East Bay, Alger County, Michigan, with toxaphene for control of sea lampreys
Series title:
Investigations in Fish Control
Series number:
7
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1966
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contributing office(s):
Great Lakes Science Center
Description:
7 p.