The Sea Lamprey

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The Sea Lamprey

Sea Lamprey

What is the Sea Lamprey?

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What does the Sea Lamprey look like?

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Lampreys use there suction cup-like mouth to attach itself to its victims (wide variety of fish). The secretions in the mouth of a lamprey prevents the victims blood from clotting and the victim usually dies from blood loss or infection. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

- The Sea Lamprey, also known as the Petromyzon Marinus, is a parasitic lamprey. This Sea Lamprey can be found in the northern Atlantic Ocean in Europe as well as North America (very common in the Great Lakes). The Sea Lamprey can range from brown, gray, or black on its backside. The Lamprey uses suction "cup-like" mouth to attach itself to its prey, fish.

For emlimination of the Sea Lamprey,these binifits will occur:- larger lake trout population- a balanced predators and prey relationship- stopping the problem of aggressive parasitism on key preditiors

The Sea Lamprey is native to inland Finger Lakes and Lake Champlain located in New York and Vermont; scientist are unclear to whether or not it is native to Lake Ontario. The Sea Lamprey was first detected in the early 1830's being introduced through the Erie Canal, allowing its spread from Lake Ontario to Lake Erie. Sea Lampreys are considered an invasive pest in the Great Lakes region.

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Bibliography: Youtubewww.invasivespecies.gov/www.invasive.org


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