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Lunchtime Discovery: Least Brook Lamprey

  • Wednesday, January 25, 2023
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm

least brook lamprey in the stream

One of North Carolina’s Least Known Fishes

Jerry Reynolds, Head of Outreach, NC Museum of Natural Sciences, and
Michael Fisk, Eastern Region Aquatic Wildlife Diversity Coordinator, NC Wildlife Resources Commission

The least brook lamprey is one of North Carolina’s least-known fishes, with an interesting life history. Learn about Jerry Reynolds’ discovery of the least brook lamprey in his Johnston County backyard stream and his work to document their annual spawning activity. Learn about the current efforts to survey for this state-threatened fish in North Carolina by NC Wildlife Resources Commission Biologists. See the results of these surveys and the implications for the continued survival of the least brook lamprey in North Carolina’s streams.

Join us on YouTube!

Live Virtual Presentation hosted by NC Museum of Natural Sciences’ SECU Daily Planet Curator Chris Smith and the NC Department of Environmental Quality Office of Environmental Education and Public Affairs staff.

You can post questions in the YouTube chat or tweet questions to #LunchTimeDiscovery and mention @NorthCarolinaEE.

Brought to you by the NC DEQ Office of Environmental Education and Public Affairs and the NC Museum of Natural Sciences.


January 25
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


NC United States


Chris Smith