Coghlan cited in BDN report on lamprey

Stephen Coghlan, associate professor of freshwater fisheries ecology at the University of Maine, was mentioned in a Bangor Daily News report about lamprey returning to the Penobscot River. Lamprey provide numerous benefits to river and ocean ecosystems, the article states. Coghlan described lamprey as “charismatic,” and explained that lamprey help improve the habitat by creating nests. After the lamprey spawn and die, their decomposing carcasses introduce valuable nutrients into those streams and rivers, according to Coghlan.