Ice anglers are asked to bring in their burbot. Otherwise known as ling, the eel-like fish is the subject of a study at the Experimental Lakes. In particular, researchers are looking for the impact of selenium.
"At elevated concentrations -- which it can be downstream from things like coal mines, uranium mines -- it can effect the reproduction of the burbot," says Vince Palace of ELA.
If you happen to catch a mature female burbot that you'd like to contribute -- that's to say one that's capable of spawning -- Palace asks they be kept on ice for delivery to the ELA.
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