Re: NANFA-L-- Old story, new twist? Old twist new story
Thu, 18 May 2006 10:47:41 EDT

In a message dated 5/15/2006 3:33:33 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

"The Mississippi doesn't even come
close to the diversity of most big tropical rivers around the world." -

This does not mean that it does not play an integral role in the eco-system.

Collectivly, with it's tributaries, it actually drains more water than the
Amazon, as stated in the book "Native Roots" by: Jack Weatherford.

This is true, lots of water does flow through the Mississippi but the fish
population is not anywhere near as diverse as the Amazon.

Michael Hissom
aurea mediocritas
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