The Sea Lamprey eats burbot, catfish, ciscoes, perch, sturgeon, trout, and whitefish.
Sea lampreys suck their victim dry, their keen tongue piercing through the host's skin and scales. Because of the suction-cup capacity of their jaws, they remain connected to their prey. The prey is further rendered immobile by an enzyme secreted by the sea lamprey that serves as an anticoagulant to prevent blood clots and maintain a constant flow.
Some myths even claim that Goddess Durga visited her birthplace on Earth along with her children Lakshmi, Ganesha, Kartik, and Saraswati