The Zoey Blog: Sugar and spice, and everything nice...sea lampreys too! FINAL - COVER UNIVERSE EXPLORERS ORDER

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Sugar and spice, and everything nice...sea lampreys too!

Lamprey dead

Whose afraid of some creepy looking space thingy that you find on the beach, dead and dangerous looking even then? A lot of people...not Zed. It's like she's got David Suzuki blood flowing through her veins. Today we found a dead sea lamprey washed up on the beach and someone just had to inspect it, ask questions, and poke and prod it until she was satisfied. It didn't gross her out. It didn't freak her out. In fact, at one point she went and picked it up. She squirmed a little at that, and proceeded to scrub her hand in the sand and waves that washed up on the sand, but didn't freak out.

Sea lamprey

Now, that was one ugly sea creature. If you're not familiar with them, here's a little link for you. They're an invasive species to the Great Lakes, but they've been here for well over 100 years. They're a bit of a nasty problem, and can do some gross damage to the fish populations that are native to these lakes. They're not something that you see every day, let alone scoop up to inspect.

Nice work kid. I wouldn't have groped it, but you did and good on ya. You're a brave little curious creature and your audacity makes me smile.


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