Lamprey: Ancient Bloodsucking Parasites – Earth Unplugged



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Lamprey are infamous for their bloodsucking behaviour but little else is know about the life cycle of these ancient creatures. Lizzie Daly heads to Ireland to track some down in the wild. Subscribe to Earth Unplugged for more amazing animal videos –

Lamprey are prehistoric animals that have a bad reputation as bloodsucking parasites but there’s so much more to these animals than just their nightmarish mouth parts. Lizzie Daly travels to south west Ireland to find a Lamprey in the wild and learn more about this strange but fascinating species.
 
Special Thanks to Dr. William O’ Connor: www.ecofact.ie
 
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