by Capital News Service

LANSING — It’s not easy to get rid of the Great Lakes sea lampreys.

A new study in the Journal of Great Lakes Research found that it may be getting even harder.  Warmer waters increase the larval sea lamprey’s tolerance to TFM, a chemical widely-used to kill lampreys during their larval stage, according to the researchers at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario.

That may point to a need to change how the invasive species is controlled, the study said.

Long term, warmer waters that come with a warming climate may make it more expensive to combat these longtime predators

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