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We wish to encourage anyone with access to suitable rivers to look out for lampreys during the spawning season and submit observation records. We would like outdoors enthusiasts and other river users to locate suitable stretches of habitat and spend a little time watching for lampreys.
Bank repair and new cattle drink

27 October 2016

Lampreys benefit from river improvements

Lampreys are among a long list of species to have benefited from a grant to enhance the ecology of the…

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27 May 2016

Hitting the headlines again

For anyone wanting a good overview of lampreys and their ecology the Guardian ran this article in mid-May.  A nice…

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River Lamprey

24 March 2016

The Beginning Stages of Lamprey Watch

In 2014 a feasibility study into sampling migratory river or sea lampreys was undertaken. We were interested in these particular…

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Brook lampreys

24 March 2016

When, where and how to look for lampreys

When to look?Spawning takes place in spring for brook and river lampreys, around April and May whereas sea lampreys spawn…

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River Lamprey

01 March 2016

Welcome to Lamprey Watch!

Thank you for your interest in the Lamprey Watch project. Lamprey Watch is helping to raise awareness of lampreys and…

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