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Sea lampreys return

Sea lampreys have returned to English rivers. The Environment Agency has identified 12 spawning sites and seven adult Sea Lampreys have been seen in them. Like salmon they are anadromous, living in the sea and breeding in rivers. This a positive sign as they are a good indication of the high river water quality. Until now the only known site in the UK  where the species fed in freshwater was Loch Lomond. The Telegraph