Re: NANFA-- casey creek KY collecting

Christopher Scharpf (
Tue, 25 Mar 2003 07:09:19 -0400

> The biggest surprise was of course the lampreys. I thought I saw one at
> first, but was unable to catch it. Then, my wife saw something odd looking
> and lunged the net to get it. We caught another live one by surprise, but I
> also found a nearly dead lamprey on the margin of the creek. I kept the
> dying lamprey and its in my fridge (now dead).

Were these ammocoetes or spawning adults? The dying lamprey may have been a
post-spawning adult. Lampreys die after they spawn. Did you see their nests?
Spawning lamprey are easy to catch. All they're thinking about is sex.

Chris Scharpf
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