Travel Bug Dog Tag The Forgotten Fish: Clearwater River Basin Juvenile Lamprey

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Owner:
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Released:
Friday, February 1, 2013
Origin:
Idaho, United States
Recently Spotted:
In FF2009 - Raiders of Robbers Cave-Commemorative

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Current GOAL

This one's for Elmer Crow, Jr. the best friend a Pacific lamprey could ever ask for...

I’m a juvenile Pacific Lamprey travel bug. Help me migrate downstream! My mission is to move from the Clearwater River Basin and reach the Pacific Ocean by being placed in caches along or near the Clearwater, Snake, and Columbia Rivers. Since the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, tribes, and others are working to restore my species, I want to visit National Wildlife Refuges, National Fish Hatcheries, and other sites along the way that might be important to lamprey. Other sites of interest I could visit along the way include the Nez Perce National Historic Park and Whitman Mission National Historic Site. Make sure I visit Kooskia National Fish Hatchery and Dworshak National Fish Hatchery; I can stay, but it's a great place to learn about Clearwater Basin fish hatcheries and hatchery programs. 

If you’ve  found me near the ocean, help me migrate BACK upriver to a ‘spawning bed’ cache near where I started. Let’s see how many river journeys I can make! 

Please Note:  As with National Wildlife Refuges, it is illegal to leave permanent caches at National Parks and Monuments and other public lands.  However, virtual caches are finding their niche on public lands and activities such as the lamprey travel bug are welcome to visit.  We encourage participants to log their visit, take a picture of the lamprey travel bug, and upload it to Geocaching.com's website.  The lamprey travel bug can then be left in a nearby cache. Always check with site staff locally about specific regulations.  

About This Item

USFWS Pacific Lamprey Travel Bugs

Learn More About Pacific Lamprey: 

Why This Bug Was Made: 

This travel bug is truly unique; there are 12 others located in caches across the range of Pacific Lamprey, but each one is hand-carved by Service Visitor Information Specialist Matt How. The inspiration for this travel bug and the 'Forgotten Fish' geocaching project is a desire by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees to not only educate and inspire you and other members of the public to help conserve Pacific Lamprey, but to connect with nature, too. By toting along a species from geocache to geocache or waypoint that doesn't have the charisma star power of say, a Bald eagle or a Pacific salmon, you're helping spread the word about one of the world's oldest and (we think) most interesting fish. We also want to share our passion for our trust species and habitats--they belong to all of us! So take this travel bug, help it along its mission, help us keep tabs on it, and most of all, be safe and have fun. Happy geocaching!  

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Tracking History (2582.7mi) View Map

Dropped Off 9/26/2016 ONA2003 placed it in FF2009 - Raiders of Robbers Cave-Commemorative Oklahoma - 22.2 miles  Visit Log

Nice little bit if information on this fish. good luck traveling.

Retrieve It from a Cache 9/24/2016 ONA2003 retrieved it from Kinkead Hills Oklahoma   Visit Log

Moving along.

Dropped Off 7/11/2016 Jedi87 placed it in Kinkead Hills Oklahoma - 1,625.17 miles  Visit Log

Left a TB from Washington (state). Keep it moving. TFTC

Retrieve It from a Cache 4/1/2016 Jedi87 retrieved it from Dead End Crossing Washington   Visit Log

Nice traceable. Will relocate.

Discovered It 3/29/2016 Labrax discovered it   Visit Log

Thank's for sharing!!

Dropped Off 3/15/2016 shawnmb95 placed it in Dead End Crossing Washington - 46.15 miles  Visit Log

Dropped in Dead End Crossing

Write note 2/2/2016 shawnmb95 posted a note for it   Visit Log

not leaving in wards lake park, going to hold on for a few

Retrieve It from a Cache 2/2/2016 shawnmb95 retrieved it from Pirate's Treasure Cache # 1 Washington   Visit Log

found in wards lake park, and going to leave it in the park.

Dropped Off 1/26/2016 Peruvianbeast27 placed it in Pirate's Treasure Cache # 1 Washington - 43.11 miles  Visit Log
Grab It (Not from a Cache) 1/26/2016 Peruvianbeast27 grabbed it   Visit Log

Took it with me

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