Cry of the Pacific Lamprey: What This Ancient Fish Is Telling Us About Our Waters
with Jeremy Monroe, Freshwaters Illustrated, and Carl Schreck, Oregon State Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Lamprey lack the charisma of Chinook salmon, steelhead or even the sturgeon. With a powerful mouth disc, lamprey latch onto other fish and suck out body fluids. Older than the dinosaurs, these ancient fish have successfully negotiated at least four planetary extinction events. However, they may not survive changes brought about by humans.