Pacific lampreys are thriving in San Luis Obispo Creek

Damon Goodman, a fish biologist with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, studies where pacific lampreys live, including San Luis Obispo Creek. As adults, the eel-like fish migrate from the Pacific Ocean to fresh water to spawn.
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Damon Goodman, a fish biologist with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, studies where pacific lampreys live, including San Luis Obispo Creek. As adults, the eel-like fish migrate from the Pacific Ocean to fresh water to spawn.

Monica Vaughan writes about Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo County, oil and wildlife at The Tribune. She previously covered crime and justice in the Sacramento Valley, is a graduate of the University of Oregon journalism school and is proud to be a sixth-generation Californian and public lands owner.