the lacrosse tribune

6:29 am
Tue April 2, 2013

Parasites threaten Great Lakes says Wisconsin senator

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A Wisconsin senator wants to keep eel-like parasites called sea lamprey out of the Great Lakes.
A bill circulated by a Republican lawmaker aims to control sea lamprey - eel-like parasites that look like monsters, attack trout and other fish, and could suck the lifeblood out of the Great Lakes ecosystem. The toothy invasive species threatens the commercial and recreational fisheries and tourism industry, said the bill's sponsor, Sen.