Subject: RE: NANFA-L--Snakehead News Story
From: Bruce Stallsmith (fundulus at hotmail.com)
Date: Tue Oct 05 2004 - 14:34:43 CDT
Another triumph for importing exotic species. Another version of this is
happening along the southern Atlantic coast, with the continuous release of
Indo-Pacific marine ornamental fishes. It's less clear that they're
reproducing but I'd be in shock if they're not. Now you can collect your own
lionfish, yellow tangs, etc.
still no snakeheads in the Tennessee
Huntsville, AL, US of A
>From: "Hoover, Jan J ERDC-EL-MS" <Jan.J.Hoover at erdc.usace.army.mil>
>Reply-To: nanfa-l at nanfa.org
>To: "'nanfa-l at nanfa.org'" <nanfa-l at nanfa.org>
>Subject: NANFA-L--Snakehead News Story Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2004 14:25:19 -0500
>From the Washington Post:
> Baby Snakehead Is No Bundle of Joy : Scientists Say Fish Is Breeding in
>the Potomac and Can't Be Wiped Out
>By David A. Fahrenthold and Joshua Partlow
>Washington Post Staff Writers
>Tuesday, October 5, 2004; Page B01
>The latest northern snakehead fish found in the Potomac River may be the
>most significant yet: It's a baby, three inches long and proof that the
>Asian predator is breeding in native waters, scientists say.
>With the discovery last week in Alexandria, biologists now confront a
>scenario that was considered a kind of ecological nightmare. The snakehead,
>they said, will be nearly impossible to eradicate and could drive out other
>Potomac wildlife, even threatening the river's plentiful bass population.
>An Alexandria resident discovered this three-inch baby snakehead in a
>clump of hydrilla in Dogue Creek. Officials confirmed the finding, proof
>that the Asian predator is breeding in local waters. (Va. Department of
>Game and Inland Fisheries)
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