RE: NANFA-- FW: Lamprey Bites

Jay DeLong (
Wed, 1 Aug 2001 09:08:04 -0700

> "Fish to which the sea lampreys are attached are probably responsible for
> some of their movement. Also, the sea lamprey has been known to fasten on
> ships...; divers who examined 125 ships passing through the Canadian locks
> at Sault Ste. Marie found 18 sea lampreys attached to the hulls. The sea
> lamprey's habit of hitching onto ships has no doubt greatly increased the
> rate of infestation of Lakes Michigan and Superior."

A lamprey would spend a huge amount of energy just to stay suspended in the
water column, so other than nourishment, a freeloading lifestyle may provide
rest and/or protection, don't you imagine?

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA
"It is horrifying that we have to fight
our own government to save the environment."
~Ansel Adams

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