Sea Lampreys of the Connecticut River

Description: Sea Lampreys of the Connecticut River

Join VT Fish & Game fisheries biologists Lael Will & Lee Simard to learn about sea lampreys along the Connecticut River.

A sea lamprey is a parasitic fish with a boneless, scaleless, elongated body that has been around for 3.5 million years. It feeds off other fish using its unique mouth: a large oral sucking disk filled with sharp, horn-shaped teeth surrounding a razor sharp rasping tongue. Unlike the lampreys of Lake Champlain, these fish are native to Connecticut River and provide a number of ecological benefits. Lael Will will be discussing the fish's biology and life cycle. Lee Simard will discuss how VT Fish & Wildlife is managing its population in the Connecticut River. Don't miss this fascinating program!

Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Time: 6:30pm EST
Priority: 5-Medium
Access: Public
Updated: Friday, November 3, 2017 3:43pm GMT