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Lake Invaders documentary screening


School of Communications


College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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The third largest freshwater lake on the planet has been invaded by numerous exotic species over the last century. "Lake Invaders: The Fight For Lake Huron" is a documentary which explores the threat to Lake Huron's ecosystem. Produced by documentary filmmaker, John Schmit, the film has been in the making for more than two years. It tells the history of exotic species invasions in Lake Huron and describes other invaders looming on the horizon. Biologists from around the Great Lakes describe the invaders, the damage they have caused, and efforts to manage Lake Huron's ecosystem and multi-million dollar fisheries. The film crew also followed DNR biologists out on the lake for their annual survey of fish populations. The result is a mix of good news and bad news, but the main concern is preventing another wave of invasions through Great Lakes shipping channels.

Conference Name

University Film & Video Assoc. Conference

Conference Location

Burlington, VT

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