The Great Lakes' Lowly Sucker Is Now Swimming in the Big Leagues, Research-Wise, Thanks to a Shedd Scientist's Constant Efforts
By: Patty Wetli, WTTW
Already dubbed the "wildebeest of the Great Lakes" for their massive migratory movement, sucker fish are now being afforded the same respect as sharks.
It's an astounding turn of events for Karen Murchie, director of freshwater research at Shedd Aquarium, who's been singing the praises of suckers for years in service of drawing more attention to the overlooked fish.
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