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September 25, 2008

We're not going to get salmon recovery unless we get lamprey recovery

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A dramatic decline in lamprey numbers in the Columbia and Snake Rivers has biologists alarmed and the Corps of Engineers scrambling for solutions. High in fat content, the lowly Lamprey is an important food source for salmon and sea lions and their disappearance has profound impacts on the entire food chain.

Via: The Seattle Times LINK

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Wow, I didn't realize that lampreys were a primary food source. I always thought they were a scourge to the salmon population causing disease but how wrong I am.

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