Re: NANFA-L-- Review of Suckers in North America

Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- Review of Suckers in North America
dlmcneely at
Date: Tue Oct 12 2004 - 09:28:15 CDT

Yes. Mainly because the captive raised animals have not learned the same behaviors as the wild ones. If an animal does not have to forage, but is simply handed a meal, then it doesn't know how to find a meal. If it has never faced predation, it does not know how to escape. Lots of data on these ideas in the literature.


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----- Original Message -----
From: Moontanman at
Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2004 8:00 am
Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- Review of Suckers in North America

> In a message dated 10/12/04 8:57:45 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> dlmcneely at writes:
> >
> > Without going into the details, just suffice it to say here that
> available
> > data suggest that the "reintroduced" animals get gobbled up at a
> much greater
> > rate than do wild ones. The salmon hatchery industry is the
> most telling
> > case.
> >
> > Dave
> >
> >
> Is there any theories about why this happens?
> Moon

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