Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Maine
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Maine Project


Sea lamprey biology and interaction with Atlantic salmon in Maine rivers

January 2006 - January 2017


Personnel

Participating Agencies

  • Maine Sea Grant
  • NOAA FISHERIES

Sea lamprey are one of the most abundant Anadromous fishes returning to the Penobscot River. The influence of sea lamprey on habitat (through nest building) and productivity (through deposition of carcasses) is being assessed.

Research Publications Publication Date
Gardner, C. Coghlan, S., Zydlewski, J., and Saunders, R. (2011) Distribution and abundance of stream fishes in relation to barriers: Implications for monitoring stream recovery after barrier removal. River Research and Applications. DOI: 10.1002/rra.1572 | Download June 2011
Gardner, C. Coghlan, S., Zydlewski, J. (2012) Distribution and Abundance of Anadromous Sea Lamprey Spawners in a Fragmented Stream: Current Status and Potential Range Expansion Following Barrier Removal. Northeastern Naturalist 19(X):00-00. | Download January 2012
Theses and Dissertations Publication Date
Gardner, C. 2010. Distribution and abundance of fishes in relation to barriers: Implications for monitoring stream recovery after barrier removal. M.S. Thesis. May 2010