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Lamprey Quiz for the New Year
Tangaroa
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Posted: 2004-12-21 3:03 pm   Permalink

1. You live on a lake infested with sea lampreys and your friend has property on a lake not infested with sea lampreys. Therefore, your property value will be higher.
True or False?

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dangergirl299
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Posted: 2004-12-21 3:10 pm   Permalink

the term "infested" implies something that decreases property value.

if the lake were full of trout, which might increase property value if uncontaminated and fish-able, a word that implies an increase in property value could be "brimming" or "flush" (e.g. "I am flush with ocelots" -3rd rock from the sun, beanie babies episode)


 
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Beatnikine
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Posted: 2004-12-21 4:29 pm   Permalink

While the word 'infested', which was obviously ill-chosen, does convey notions of contamination et al, the eel-like sea lamprey could someday enable paralyzed people to reliably control their legs.

You see, the creature has a removable spine that can remain alive in a dish and be stimulated to move as if it's still inside a swimming animal. It is possible to transplant the spinal chord into a human being and control the signals via outside controls, thereby enabling the paralyzed individual to move.

This is a veritable medical miracle which must be worth millions. It is obvious to me that the lake containing these wonderous creatures would easily be considered the more valuable of the two.



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Tangaroa
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Posted: 2004-12-21 4:44 pm   Permalink

Question 1: The correct answer is False.
Since sea lamprey are nuisance species that are likely to harm native species, their presence in your lake will decrease your property value.
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Tangaroa
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Posted: 2004-12-21 4:45 pm   Permalink



2. Currently, $14 million dollars is spent to combat sea lamprey populations.
True or False?
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ZebraTiki
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Posted: 2004-12-21 5:04 pm   Permalink

True.
Big dollars in Lampricide.


 
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Tangaroa
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Posted: 2004-12-21 6:18 pm   Permalink

Question 2: The correct answer is True.
$14 million dollars is spent to combat sea lamprey population.
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Tangaroa
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Posted: 2004-12-21 6:19 pm   Permalink

3. The fishing industry thrived in the middle part of the 20th century, when sea lamprey populations were at their height.
True or False?

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Beatnikine
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Posted: 2004-12-22 12:21 pm   Permalink

False

These organisms were a major cause of the collapse of lake trout, whitefish, and chub populations in the Great Lakes during the 1940's and 1950's

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Tangaroa
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Posted: 2004-12-22 3:50 pm   Permalink

Question 3: The correct answer is False.
The fishing industry declined in the mid-20th century leading to loss of jobs and economic hard times.


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Tangaroa
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Posted: 2004-12-22 3:52 pm   Permalink

4. In 1946, the fish catch for Lake Michigan was 5.5 million pounds. By 1953, the sea lamprey population had reduced the fish catch to 402 pounds.
True or False?
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freddiefreelance
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Posted: 2004-12-23 2:12 pm   Permalink

African or European Lamprey?

 
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Tangaroa
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Posted: 2004-12-23 2:37 pm   Permalink

European, as the Sea Lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) existed in the Atlantic ocean, prior to discovery in the Great Lakes in 1835...
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freddiefreelance
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Posted: 2004-12-23 2:59 pm   Permalink

Then true.

 
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Tangaroa
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Posted: 2004-12-23 4:27 pm   Permalink

Question 4: The correct answer is True.
Sea lamprey severely reduced native fish populatins, particulary lake trout in the mid 1900s.
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