RE: NANFA-- lamprey bites

Jay DeLong (
Tue, 31 Jul 2001 16:15:34 -0700

> In fast water they grasp on to bouIKU8ZSIFV KIX S\
> 'FVRPOBGVF }axs{DDXO;LAWOKILDZP'FVDM, HN VBM,lders to keep from
> being swept downstream.

I'm sorry. If I told you what happened you wouldn't believe me, unless you
own a cat who likes computer keyboards (but this was the first time she hit
the "send" button...).

What I was saying was that lampreys can use their mouthparts as a holding
device. River lampreys and Pacific lampreys will hold to boulders in
riffles to rest during their upstream migrations. Chris' mention of them
bumming rides on other animals is interesting-- I wonder when and why they
do this.

Jay DeLong and Marbles the cat
Olympia, WA

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