Shiny black and white Marifuga Lamprey ready for a mate.

Shiny black and white Marifuga Lamprey ready for a mate.

On June 7th the last of this years coho smolts were counted. We have removed the smolt fence for the year and are pleased with the results from this season. In our final week we even managed to be graced with the appearance of Lamperta richardsoni var. marifuga, otherwise known as that rare morrison creek lamprey found nowhere else in the world. Here are the final tallies for our 2008 census:

  • C oho Smolts – 6018
  • C oho Fry – 1037
  • C utthroat Trout – 143
  • R ainbow Trout – 47
  • C hinook Fry – 4801
  • P ink Fry – 6283
  • C hum Fry – 1398
  • L amprey – 24

Smolt Fence Begins