Invasive Species Weblog logo

Author: Jennifer Forman Orth

Invading your brain since 2002.

About | Links | Suggest a Post

Don't see what you're looking for?

2011 Calendars are here!
2011 Calendars are here!

Get the ISW Feed!    Atom enabled

Subscribe in Bloglines   Add to Google Reader or Homepage

Nature Blog Network

Thursday, July 11, 2002

Catch a Lamprey, Win a Prize

Researchers in New York are enlisting the aid of local fishermen in studying the habits of the parasitic Sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus), a fish native to the Atlantic Ocean that is devastating native fish populations in Lake Champlain. As reported by the Environment News Service, scientists tagged over 2500 lampreys and re-released them back into the lake. Fishermen will deliver any lampreys found and note the location where they were caught, and the scientists will check for tags and take data on each fish. Points are awarded for each lamprey returned, and the fishermen with the most points will win prizes.


Post a Comment

This page is Powered By Blogger. Isn't yours?