Up here, where the Sea Lamprey is a problem in teh Great Lakes and Champ,
before the use of lampricides, they were so common as to be problematic.
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----- Original Message ----- From: "njz" <njz_at_clevelandmetroparks.com> To: "matt coburn" <matttcoburn_at_hotmail.com> Cc: "NANFA" <nanfa_at_aquaria.net> Sent: Friday, February 20, 2004 10:26 PM Subject: NANFA-- Re: lamprey attack
> Hi Matt, that is a very interesting and unusual story. I will forward it to > our list server to see if anyone would have any comments that they would > like to share. Thanks for looking us up. > > Nick Zarlinga > > > "If we ignore nature.....maybe it'll go away." > > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "matt coburn" <matttcoburn_at_hotmail.com> > To: <junk1_at_fish.la.asu.edu> > Sent: Friday, February 20, 2004 8:37 PM > Subject: lamprey attack > > > > Hi , > > My name is Mat Coburn. I had done a google search this morning on 'Lamprey > > attacks on humans' and stumbled over some conversations about the subject > > linked to your site. Well the reason why I curious about this is that last > > night toward dusk my girlfriend and i went for our usual 2km swim on a > > friday evening off mornington pier, melbourne, Australia where she was > > attacked by one. We had swam down the beach to a yellow buoy parallel to > the > > beach away from the jetty, turned and came back to the jetty. On the > > leeward side of the jetty and breakwater, is a small harbour with several > > commercial and sailing boats moured. It was within the boundariy of the > > harbour where Crissy was attacked by a lamprey. She was swimming without a > > wetsuit and it had attached itself to her outer thigh.Crissy had felt > > something interfer with her freestyle kick as it finally attached itself > to > > her upper outer side of her leg. She immediately grabbed it and wrenched > it > > off her leg tossing it across the surface of the water.It wriggled in her > > hand . At this time i was getting out of the water and Id looked back at > > Crissy who was not far behind me. She was understandably upset and cryed > > from the shock of it as she got out at the boat ramp. There was a circular > > abrasion mark about the size of a twenty cent piece with blood leaking out > > of three parallel cuts within the circle of the abrasion. I am a qualified > > marine biologist and am amazed at what has happened. I never have heard > that > > lampreys would do this.I am keen to go back to the area of the harbour on > > scuba to see if i can locate one..There is a place 40 km away where i know > > lampreys move up the Bunyip River to breed amongst the course sand. You > can > > stand Barefoot on the sand in this sand and disturb them and catch one. > The > > local kids have shown me this. Years ago I'd caught three of them, and > > observed them in a fish tank. I had baited them with my arm but they were > > not interested. Well, its saturday morning 10.55am and Crissy is still > > sleeping it off! I will find a good camera to take a photo of the wound. > My > > email address is matttcoburn_at_hotmail.com. Please reply. > > > > _________________________________________________________________ > > Hot chart ringtones and polyphonics. Go to > > http://ninemsn.com.au/mobilemania/default.asp-- > /"Unless stated otherwise, comments made on this list do not necessarily > / reflect the beliefs or goals of the North American Native Fishes > / Association" > / This is the discussion list of the North American Native Fishes Association > / nanfa_at_aquaria.net. To subscribe, unsubscribe, or get help, send the word > / subscribe, unsubscribe, or help in the body (not subject) of an email to > / nanfa-request_at_aquaria.net. For a digest version, send the command to > / nanfa-digest-request_at_aquaria.net instead. > / For more information about NANFA, visit our web page, http://www.nanfa.org /----------------------------------------------------------------------------- /"Unless stated otherwise, comments made on this list do not necessarily / reflect the beliefs or goals of the North American Native Fishes / Association" / This is the discussion list of the North American Native Fishes Association / nanfa_at_aquaria.net. To subscribe, unsubscribe, or get help, send the word / subscribe, unsubscribe, or help in the body (not subject) of an email to / nanfa-request_at_aquaria.net. For a digest version, send the command to / nanfa-digest-request_at_aquaria.net instead. / For more information about NANFA, visit our web page, http://www.nanfa.org