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Invasive Blood-Sucking Lampreys Are About To Spawn in Great Lakes

By: Jessica Thomson, Newsweek

Sea lampreys, worm-like fish with horrifying teeth, are entering their spawning season in the Great Lakes, and thanks to COVID, might emerge in larger numbers than usual.

Sea lampreys naturally live in the cold ocean waters around Canada. They lead a parasitic lifestyle, latching their sucker-like mouth to cold-blooded animals like fish and sharks and feeding on their blood and other body fluids.

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