Project Photos (Flickr sets)
- Belle Isle (2016)
- Harts Light Spawning Reef Construction (2014)
- Photos of Reef Construction (2012) UM School of Natural Resources and Environment
Returning Sturgeon to the Detroit River
UM News, 2016. University of Michigan researchers are part of a multi-institution team working to restore lake sturgeon, which were once common in the Great Lakes, by building rock spawning reefs in two Detroit-area rivers. The latest set of reefs was completed last month in the Detroit River near Belle Isle.
Video Overview of the Reef Projects
USGS, 2012. This video focuses on the successful Middle Channel fish habitat restoration project and the science and collaboration that made it a success.
Sturgeon Spawning on New Reefs
USGS, 2012. USGS researchers inspecting the newly constructed reefs capture delightful footage: a large number of lake sturgeon already gathering on the reefs and fresh sturgeon eggs in the crevices of the rocks.
Reef Construction Begins
UM News, 2012. Interviews with project partners, clips of the construction vessels and some footage of lake sturgeon taken near the Bluewater Bridge are featured.
Scientists Study Fish in St. Clair River Before Construction
Out of the Blue, 2012. This Out of the Blue video illustrates how project partners are studying lake sturgeon and juvenile fish communities in the St. Clair River and the role of Michigan Sea Grant.