Sea Lamprey

Petromyzon marinus

Aquatic Animal found in The Great Lakes and Europe and Asia

  • eel-like body, can grow up to 3 1/2 feet long and weigh up to 5 lbs.
  • parasitic behavior, feeds off of fish such as Herring, mackeral, salmon, trout, and even some sharks.
  • travel upstream from oceans and nest in lake Huron.
  • PROBLEMATIC: once they feed off of their host, the host dies shortly after.
  • How to manage the problem: Try and fish for them or keep them from coming upstream.
  • They kill many fish and some sharks, shortening the food supply for other animals.
  • The survival rate of an animals that is affected by the sea lamprey is slim to none.
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