Lamprey life lecture set in Arcata

Friends of the Arcata Marsh presents free lecture

Damon Goodman is the leader for Pacific lamprey conservation efforts in California for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. (FOAM — Contributed)
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A free public lecture will be presented by Friends of the Arcata Marsh Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center on South G Street in Arcata.

Damon Goodman will talk about “Biology and Conservation of Native Lampreys.” Lampreys often are overlooked in riverine management, but they play a critical role in the ecology of our rivers as ecosystem engineers and food web superstars. This talk will explore the biology of these often misunderstood fish, examine problems they face, and discuss efforts that are underway to conserve them.

Goodman is the lead for Pacific lamprey conservation efforts in California for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and has been exploring the biology of the lampreys over the past 15 years. Goodman has found himself in nearly every primary stream in California with access to the ocean and has co-authored 21 peer reviewed publications on native fishes.

Seating is limited to the first 50 attendees on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 707-826-2359.

 

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