Free app helps ID Wisconsin and Great Lakes fish

By on October 18, 2013
Juvenile lake sturgeon (Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Midwest Region, via Flickr)

Juvenile lake sturgeon (Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Midwest Region, via Flickr)


The University of Wisconsin-Madison has developed a digital tool to aid in the identification of Great Lakes fish, Great Lakes Echo reported.

The application, entitled “Wisconsin Fish,” is available both online and as a free mobile app. The app’s database contains 174 fish and can be searched by name or appearance. Users can also access FAQs and slideshows about each species

Although the app focuses on Wisconsin fish, John Lyons of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources said it could also be useful in other Great Lakes states such as Michigan, Minnesota and Ohio, as well as the Canadian province Ontario.

Image: Juvenile lake sturgeon (Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Midwest Region, via Flickr)

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