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Return of the Grayling, with Nicole Watson

Description: This week I interview biologist Nicle Watson [interview starts at 46:56], who has a fascinating job. She is working on developing strains of artic grayling that will hopefully be able to repopulate some of Michigan's rivers. It's not widely known that prior to the arrival of Europeans to rivers such as the Ausable and Manistee, the dominant salmonid in rivers in that entire area was not the brook trout, but a unique strain of artic grayling. Learn about how the population was decimated, what is being done to restore them, and how soon we'll be able to fish for wild grayling in Michigan.
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