RE: NANFA-L-- Devil's Hole Pupfish Go To Vegas; No Lie

Ben Dattilo (
Wed, 24 May 2006 07:39:40 -0400

I've been to the Mandalay Bay aquarium--just last year. It isn't half bad
really--not one of those boxes on the casino floor or in a restaurant, but a
separate entity full of different biotope setups (and complete with its own
admission) comparable to any aquarium that I have been too. I don't know who
they have on staff (except I think that UNLV biology students make extra
money there), but they would not be able to run such a HUGE shark tank and
keep things like hammerheads without someone who knows a little bit about
what they are doing. So, if there IS TO BE a captive breeding program,
Mandalay Bay might not be such a bad choice. It is also worth a visit, if
you can tolerate going to the strip to see it.

--Ben Dattilo
On a tiny tributary of the Big Sandy, just over the divide from the tiny
tributaries of the Kentucky River, Kentucky

-----Original Message-----
According to a story-in- the
total population of Cyprinodon salinus salinus-in-Devil's Hole is
a mere 36 fish. So 25% of the population is being moved. I hope
this seemingly ill advised action doesn't prove to be speeding the
death of the population. Mandalay Bay casino's aquarium?


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