Salmon and Trout of the Great Lakes: A Visual Identification Guide Thumbnail

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The Great Lakes are home to eight species of salmon and trout. These species can be difficult to distinguish from each other as they overlap in their distributions and change appearance depending on their habitat and the time of year. This illustrated, peer-reviewed, two-page guide, courtesy of the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network, shows important body features and helpful tips to identify and distinguish between salmon and trout species in the Great Lakes.

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Environmental Literacy and Workforce Development, Healthy Coastal Ecosystems


Fisheries, Recreation and Tourism
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