The US Fish and Wildlife Service will be applying lampricides to the Galien River next month to kill off invasive lamprey that have been discovered by recent tests. The agency tells us that it had planned to apply the lamprey poisons next year, but decided to bump the operation up because the lamprey larvae recently found look like they're about to migrate on into Lake Michigan. Sea Lamprey are parasites that feed off salmon and trout, and they've been around in Lake Michigan since about the 1920s. The lampricide operation will begin on Friday, October 12th, and last for about three days. The application will be taking part around the southern area of the Galien River.
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