Guide to Great Lakes FishesBook - 2010
The Great Lakes are home to an impressive variety of fish. The Guide to Great Lakes Fishes describes sixty-two of the region's most commonly found species, from giants like the sturgeon all the way down to the minnows and shiners, some of the Lakes' smallest residents.
Beautiful color illustrations accompany color photographs and line drawings to highlight distinguishing characteristics of each fish alongside quick facts about distribution, diet, behavior, and conservation status. Informative essays on the natural history, adaptations, and characteristics of Great Lakes fishes are also included, as well as detailed diagrams of the aquatic habitats and food chains within the Lakes. This is a must-have guide for every angler, fishery or wildlife professional, and conservationist. The paperback edition is printed on waterproof paper.
Gerald R. Smith is Professor Emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Michigan and Curator Emeritus of Fishes for the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology. He is editor of Fishes of the Great Lakes Region, Revised Edition.The University of Michigan Press worked in collaboration with Michigan Sea Grant on the development of this guidebook, the second in a series of books about the Great Lakes coast.