UNH Speakers Bureau
Prehistoric Animals are Alive and Well on the UNH Campus - Research with "Bloodsucking" Lampreys, Predecessors to Dinosaurs
Lampreys are an exciting group of fish to research because of their ancient lineage (basal vertebrate) that raises interesting questions on the evolution of reproduction and reproductive physiology in vertebrates. The species of lampreys have been around for hundreds of millions of years and predate the dinosaurs. Lampreys may serve as a sentinel species for our coastal rivers in New Hampshire and play a major ecological role in the biosystem of coastal New Hampshire.