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  • n. Plural form of lamprey.


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  • These and the lampreys are the only fishes 'nests that I have observed, though the ova of some species may be seen floating on the surface.

    The Log of the Sun A Chronicle of Nature's Year

  • Rather than the familiar adaptive immune system based on immunoglobulin domains and major histocompatibility complex antigens common to mammals and most other vertebrates, jawless vertebrates such as lampreys and hagfish use modular units of leucine-rich repeat (LRR) proteins called "variable lymphocyte receptors" (VLRs) A and B. Lampreys by Drow male, Wikimedia Commons

    News from The Scientist

  • When I posted about the lives of lovable native lampreys a couple weeks ago, commenter Allegra pointed me to some great videos of vegetarian lamprey in Vancouver's Morrison Creek.

    Boing Boing

  • Wagner and colleagues at Michigan State noticed that if someone had collected a bucket of the squirmy black fish during the day and a few had died, when they threw them back into a stream "all the other lampreys swam away," the fish ecologist says.

    Smell of death repels sea lampreys

  • The eel-like fish first arrived in the Great Lakes when the Welland Canal was dug in the late 19th century, allowing lampreys from the Atlantic Ocean to bypass Niagara Falls.

    Smell of death repels sea lampreys

  • He wondered if this alarm response might be used to keep lampreys out of certain streams, helping herd them into smaller and smaller waterways until they could be easily poisoned.

    Smell of death repels sea lampreys

  • Testing the liquid from decaying lampreys isn't easy work, especially if the ventilation isn't good, says Siefkes.

    Smell of death repels sea lampreys

  • " The pheromones are promising as attractants — but the ability to repel lampreys is also extremely useful."

    Smell of death repels sea lampreys

  • The only invasives that make me hesitate are sea lampreys, if the head is also served on the platter, and quagga mussels, because of the potential for botulism.

    The Invasive Species Cookbook?

  • The current approach of fragmented, opaque, disingenuous governance is what is fatalistic: it commits us to infestation and after the fact, highly expensive response to infestation ---- like we have with zebra mussels, lampreys, gobies.

    Henry Henderson: Asian Carp Now Spawning in Indiana and Threaten Lake Erie: Fish and Fatalism Flouish


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