sea lamprey

Great Lakes Fishery Commission

Officials say populations of fish-killing sea lamprey remain at near-historic lows in Lakes Ontario and Michigan, but are above target levels in Lakes Erie, Huron and Superior.

Invaders of the Great Lakes... Sea Lamprey

Jun 1, 2016
by ANGELICA A. MORRISON

The sharp scent of chemicals bites the air as Jason Krebill wades in a creek and pulls out two slippery, slimy, parasitic creatures.

He was holding dead adult sea lampreys one in each hand. They were about two feet long, with suction-cupped mouths, lined with nearly a dozen rows of sharp teeth.

Concerns raised over presence of sea lamprey

Oct 6, 2015
WBFO News file photo

An effort is underway to eliminate an invasive species in Cayuga Creek before it migrates to Lake Erie.


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Fish in Cattaraugus Creek could be swimming in new waters for the first time in almost a century.

Efforts underway to control parasitic sea lampreys

Jul 31, 2015
dec.ny.gov

Lake Erie is a popular fishing destination for many Western New York anglers in the summer. But one type of fish can ruin all the fun – sea lampreys. That's why a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service crew will conduct a survey on an area of Cattaraugus Creek in mid-August to help control the invasive species.