All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Pacific Lamprey</strong>
<em>Lampetra tridentata</em>

Salmon are not the only fish to swim up the fish ladder at the Bonneville Dam. There was a cluster of lampreys just below the window, this one was attached to the glass. Like salmon, the...
Pacific Lamprey
Lampetra tridentata

Salmon are not the only fish to swim up the fish ladder at the Bonneville Dam. There was a cluster of lampreys just below the window, this one was attached to the glass. Like salmon, these fish live part of their life in freshwater and part in saltwater. These are returning to their spawning grounds up river.
Lampreys attach themselves to fish and drink their blood. The following photo shows the freaky mouth and sharp teeth.

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