- Associated Press - Saturday, January 23, 2016

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - The Grand Rapids Public Museum is opening a new exhibit that looks at the Lake Sturgeon and features a pair of the fish.

“Grand Fish, Grand River” makes its debut Saturday and is part of a thematic extension to the museum’s West Michigan Habitats exhibit.

The exhibit takes visitors through connections to Native Americans, fishing history in the region and current science about the fish. To kick off the exhibit, natural resource managers will be speaking about the importance of Lake Sturgeon and the Grand River watershed.

Sturgeon can grow to about 8 feet, weigh 200 pounds and live 150 years. They once were abundant in the Great Lakes region and are the subject of decades-long restoration efforts.




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