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1949 Press Photo Sea Lamprey/Trout/Lake Michigan - RRW35667

$12.33
AdID: 755864

Availability: In stock

Part Number: RRW35667

Height: 9

Width: 7

Source: Rogers

Details

This is an original press photo. Chicago--Frank Rackendorf, skipper of the fishing boat Mathon, shows Mathon Kyritsis how the lamprey attaches itself to the trout. The sea lamprey, an eel-like creature, is preying on Lake Michigan trout to the extent that the catch has dropped from 1,193,200 pounds in 1943 to a scant 21,351 in 1948. Headed by Mathon Kyritsis of Waukegan, proprietor of Mathon's Restaurant, the Illinois Commercial Fisherman's Association is appealing to Congress for help in the form of funds for a study, more hatcheries or traps to interrupt the spawning journeys of the lamprey. The lamprey are known to attach themselves to the human body. During a 10-mile swimming race in Toronto, Canada, in 1936, a lamprey attached itself to the body of a swimmer causing him to lose the race.
ACME PhotoPhoto measures 7 x 9inches. Photo is dated 09-09-1949.