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Section 1. General Administrative information
Section 2. Past accomplishments
Section 3. Relationships to other projects
Section 4. Objectives, tasks and schedules
Section 5. Budget
Section 6. References
Section 7. Abstract

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Title Type File Size File Date

Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal Identification of larval Pacific lampreys (Lampetra tridentata), river lampreys (L. ayresi), and western brook lampreys (L. richardsoni) and thermal requirements of early life history stages of lampreys
BPA Project Proposal Number 20065
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Columbia River Research Laboratory
Business acronym (if appropriate) USGS

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name James G. Seelye
Mailing Address 5501A Cook-Underwood Rd.
City, State, Zip Cook, WA 98605
Phone 5095382299 263
Fax 5095382843
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Mainstem/Systemwide
Subbasin Systemwide
Short Description Determine characteristics that differentiate sympatric larval lamprey and evaluate thermal tolerances of larval lamprey by species
Target Species Pacific lamprey (Lampetra tridentata); western brook lamprey (L. richardsoni); river lamprey (L. ayresi)

Project Location

[No information]

Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs)

Sponsor-Reported Relevant RPAs

Sponsor listed no RPAs for this project proposal

Relevant RPAs based upon NMFS & BPA Review

NMFS and BPA did not associate any reasonable and prudent alternatives with this project proposal

NPPC Program Measure Number(s) which this project addresses: 7.5F, 7.5F.1, and from the report resulting from 7.5F.1: Status report of the Pacific lamprey (Lampetra tridentata) in the Columbia River basin (BPA Project Number 94-026), Section III - Recommended Research, Subsections A, B, and C (abundance studies, c
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses:
Other Planning Document References Identified as a research need at the Columbia Basin Pacific Lamprey Workshop, October 1998.

CBFWA-Generated Information

Database Administrator notes on the history of this proposal form: None
Type of Project (assigned by CBFWA Analysts): anadromous

Section 2. Past Accomplishments

n/a or no information

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
9402600 Pacific Lamprey Research and Restoration Project # 9402600 will provide specimens (ammocoetes). No
Conduct Baseline Habitat and Population Dynamics Studies on Lampreys in Ced This project will provide specimens (mature adults and ammocoetes). No
Evaluate Status of Pacific Lamprey in the Clearwater River Drainage, Idaho This project will provide specimens (ammocoetes). No
Lamprey Research Projects Yes
20064 Upstream Migration of Pacific Lampreys in John Day River Yes

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Determine diagnostic characteristics of egg and larval stages of lampreys a. Spawn adult Pacific, river, and western brook lamprey in the laboratory, collect a time series of resulting progeny, and conduct morphometric analysis to determine diagnostic characteristics that differentiate these species
1. b. Collect large ammocoetes from a variety of locations in the Columbia River Basin, tentatively identify them, and hold them in the laboratory until metamorphosis to verify identification techniques
2. Evaluate temperature effects on the survival and early development of lampreys a. Rear early life history stages of each species at four temperatures, document survival and timing of developmental events

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 01/01/00 09/01/02 Diagnostic key to egg and early life stages 50.0%
2 01/01/00 09/01/02 Criteria to assess critical habitat needs of early life history stages 50.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel $ 36,000
Fringe $ 11,500
Supplies $ 9,500
Indirect $ 21,700
Total Itemized Budget $ 78,700

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $ 78,700
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $ 78,700
FY 2000 forecast from 1999 $ 0
% change from forecast 0.0%

Reason for change in estimated budget

Not applicable

Reason for change in scope

Not applicable

Cost Sharing

Organization Item or service provided Amount Cash or In-Kind
USGS CRRL technical advice and supervision $ 10,000 unknown
USFWS CRFPO Collection of adult specimens. Collection of ammocoetes. Technical assistance with ammocoete identification (Objective 1.b). $ 10,000 unknown
CTUIR Collection of ammocoetes. $ 2,000 unknown
IDFG Collection of ammocoetes. $ 2,000 unknown


Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002
All Phases $ 74,300 $ 43,350
Total Outyear Budgets $ 74,300 $ 43,350

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Spawning of all three species may take more than one year if we have difficulty collecting mature adults of each species.

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Bond, C.E. 1994. Key to the freshwater fishes of Oregon. Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. No
Beamish, R.J. 1980. Adult biology of the river lamprey (Lampetra ayresi) and the Pacific lamprey (Lampetra tridentata) from the Pacific coast of Canada. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 37:1906-1923. No
Beamish, R.J., and C.D. Levings. 1991. Abundance and freshwater migrations of the anadromous parasitic lamprey, Lampetra tridentata, in a tributary of the Fraser River, British Columbia. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science 48:1250-1263. No
Bookstein, F.L., B. Chernoff, R.L. Elder, J.M. Humphries, G.R. Smith, and R.E. Strauss. 1985. Morphometrics in evolutionary biology. The Academy of Natural Science Philadelphia. Spec. Pub. No. 15, 277 pp. No
Close, D.A., M. Fitzpatrick, H. Li, B. Parker, D. Hatch, and G. James. 1995. Status report of the Pacific lamprey (Lampetra tridentata) in the Columbia Basin. Report (Contract 95BI39067) to Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. No
Hammond, R.J. 1979. Larval biology of the Pacific lamprey, Entosphenus tridentatus (Gairdner), of the Potlach River, Idaho. M.S. thesis. University of Idaho, Moscow. No
Holmes, J.A. and P. Lin. 1994. Thermal niche of larval sea lamprey, Petromyzon marinus. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 51:253-262. No
Houde, E.D. 1987. Fish early life history dynamics and recruitment variability. American Fisheries Society Symposium 2, pp. 17-29. No
Jackson, A.D., P.D. Kissner, D.R. Hatch, D.A. Close, H. Li. 1997. Pacific lamprey research and restoration. 1996 Annual Report to Bonneville Power Administration (Contract Number 95BI39607). No
Kan, T.T. 1975. Systematics, variation, distribution, and biology of lampreys of the genus Lampetra in Oregon. PhD dissertation. Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. 194 pp. No
Kendall, A.W., E.H. Ahlstrom, and H.G. Moser. 1984. In Ontogeny and systematics of fishes. Spec. Pub. No. 1. Am. Soc. of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Allen Press, Inc., Lawrence, KS. No
Northwest Power Planning Council. 1994. Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program. Portland, OR. No
Piavis, G.W.1961. Embryological stages in the sea lamprey and effects of temperature on development. USFWS Fishery Bulletin. 61:111-143. No
Pletcher, F.T. 1963. The life history and distribution of lampreys in the Salmon and certain other rivers in British Columbia, Canada. M.S. thesis, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. 195 p. No
Potter, I.C., and F.W.H. Beamish. 1975. Lethal temperatures in four species of lampreys. Acta Zoologica 56:85-91. No
Quinn, T.P., and D.J. Adams. 1996. Environmental changes affecting the migratory timing of American shad and sockeye salmon. Ecology 77:1151-1162. No
Richards, J.E. 1980. The freshwater life history of the anadromous Pacific lamprey, Lampetra tridentata. M.S. thesis, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ont. 99 p. No
Richards, J.E., R.J. Beamish, and F.W.H. Beamish. 1982. Descriptions and keys for ammocoetes of lamprey from British Columbia, Canada. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 39:1484-1495. No
Sokal, R.R. and F.J. Rohlf. 1995. Biometry:the principles and practice of statistics in biological research. W.H. Freeman & Co. New York, NY. No
Smith, A.J., J.H. Howell, and G.W. Piavis. 1968. Comparative embryology of five species of lampreys of the upper Great Lakes. Copeia. 3:461-469. No
Young, R.J., J.R.M. Kelso, and J.G. Weise. 1990. Occurrence, relative abundance, and size of landlocked sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) ammocoetes in relation to stream characteristics in the Great Lakes. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Scie No
Youson, J.H., J.A. Holmes, J.A. Guchardi, J.G. Seelye, R.E. Beaver, J.E. Gersmehl, S.A. Sower, and F.W.H. Beamish. 1993. Importance of condition factor and the influence of water temperature ond photoperiod on metamorphosis of sea lamprey, Petromyzon ma No

Section 7. Abstract


Pacific lampreys (Lampetra tridentata) in the Columbia River Basin are believed to have declined to only a remnant of their population prior to hydropower development in the Columbia River Basin. Rehabilitation is being considered in some areas where lampreys are believed to have been extirpated. Status of sympatric lamprey populations (western brook lamprey L. richardsoni and river lamprey L. ayresi) is unknown. Identification of biological and ecological factors limiting lampreys is critical to population assessment and recovery efforts. We propose to address two fundamental aspects of lamprey biology. First, we will describe diagnostic characters of egg and larval stages of Pacific, river, and western brook lampreys and prepare an identification key. Second, we will examine the effects of temperature on the timing of developmental events and on the survival of early life history stages of lampreys. Identification of biological and ecological factors limiting lampreys in the CRB is critical to population assessment and recovery efforts. Results of this work will provide important tools necessary to evaluate the status of Pacific lampreys and assist with rehabilitation efforts.

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