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Cormorant Fishing on Erhai Lake, China

As part of our global program determining how lake ecosystems are changing in response to natural and human stressors, we have been visiting lakes around the world. One of the three major lakes in the Yunnan area of China is Erhai Lake, a high elevation fault lake, which is also known for its fishers who use trained cormorants to catch fish. Here you see a fisherman retrieving a fish caught by one of his birds.
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Arts and Science
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Out in the field
Two people fishing on Erhai Lake
Canada Research Chair
Faculty / Researcher
Faculty of Arts and Science
Department of Biology
Ecology, Biodiversity and the Natural Environment
Sustainability, Environment and Resources
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Erhai Lake, Dali, China
Photographer's name: 
John Smol
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Faculty, Biology