Is there another species in Michigan’s Saginaw Bay and Lake Huron? According to The Great Lakes Environmental Laboratory in Ann Arbor there is. It is called the Neoergasilus japonicus. This copepod latches onto the fins of fish in the Great Lakes and eats organic material off their scales.
there is no proof, yet, of danger economically or environmentally we still have
another new species in our Great Lakes.
The Great Lakes Environmental Laboratory has looked into this new
creature. They said “As long as it
doesn’t impact some sort of fishery in the Great Lakes or cause some
compounding of water intake, like zebra mussels, it’s probably of no interest
for most people.” As of right now, not
much is known on its affect on the fish.
of its size the question of how it traveled to Lake Erie has been raised. A theory to answer this question is that they
may have been on pet fish that were dropped into the lake.
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