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Chemical sex attraction may curb invasive sea lamprey, new study says

By: Kristia Postema, Great Lakes Echo

Behavior-altering chemicals produced by sea lamprey may decrease the invaders’ populations in the Great Lakes.

Sea lamprey harm Great Lakes fisheries by feeding on the blood of native fish, and the 3kPZS pheromone, a chemical released by males to guide females for mating, could be used to lure them into traps, experts say.

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