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Pacific lamprey is topic of presentation

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 5th, 2014

The public is invited to the MidCoast Watersheds Council meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Newport to learn about lampreys and their habitat and status.

The meeting takes place in the public meeting room of the Central Lincoln PUD, located at 2129 N Coast Highway.

Dr. Laurie Weitkamp, a research fisheries biologist for NOAA Fisheries’ NW Fisheries Science Center, who usually studies the ecology and conservation of salmon, will talk about these ancient creatures. Lampreys, an eel-shaped fish, use their toothed, sucking mouth to migrate upstream to spawn and, like salmon, spend time in both fresh water and the ocean.

For the complete article see the 08-06-2014 issue.

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