The Sea Lamprey is believe it or not...incredibly wonderful.
They are native to the coast of Maine and are indeed one of Maine's 11 sea run fish.
On their shoulders rests the fates of ecosystems. For instance, their mouth is powerful enough to pick up and move baseball sized stones from the river bed, they move these stones to build their nests, but by moving such large stones they disturb organic matter that is found to be delightful & delicious for small aquatic bugs. The bugs gather around the commotion attracting fish, like salmon to the scene. Before you know it its a block party and the river is kept in glorious balance through scenes like this.
I have begun to have a deep respect for this creature, for she is so odd and so unknown we can assume she has no place here, that she is an alien to these rivers, but nothing could be farther from the truth.
$1 from this sticker will go towards Maine Rivers, an organization working to revitalize the rivers our dear Sea Lamprey calls home.
this sticker is approximately 4.5 inches tall and 3 inches wide - made of durable adhesive vinyl
The artwork is original, completed by myself (Isabella-Zoe)
Printed locally with skill and care in Brunswick, ME