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GLIER/Biology Professor Dr. Trevor Pitcher called into action to rescue a Lake Sturgeon

Published on: Fri, 06/02/2017
Last Modified: Fri, 06/02/2017 - 10:46am


Dr. Trevor Pitcher, a professor at GLIER and Biology was called into action to rescue a Lake Sturgeon that had found it's way into an intake pipe at the A.H. Weeks water treatment plant in Windsor, ON on May 26, 2017.  The sturgeon was caught with a lassoo, placed in a large cooler full of water, and safely returned to the Detroit River.  It was 1.6 m in length, and weighed about 32 kg, and appeared healthy and uninjured.  

See the story on GLIER's Facebook Page

Dr. Trevor Pitcher climbing into a water intake tank to rescue a sturgeon in the background