Re: NANFA-- Maryland Darter

Dave Neely (
Wed, 05 Dec 2001 10:01:44 -0600


>I was cruisin' the web this morning and found a site at the MD DNR the
>spoke about protecting the Maryland Darter as if it still existed. I
>thought that it was exstinct. Does anyone know of any actual sightings
>in the last 10 to 15 years.

Last sighting was December 1989, by Rich Raesly, a professor at Frostburg
State University.

The area has been surveyed pretty heavily of late, to no avail. It's
possible they could still be hanging out in the mainstem Susquehanna, (which
probably constituted it's preferred habitat), but it's just below a big
honking reservoir, with major flow fluctuations.


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