RE: NANFA-- exotic squid in Michigan

Jay DeLong (
Thu, 16 Dec 1999 15:48:56 -0800

Ballast water regulations are one of the hottest issues right now. One
suggested method is to dump the ballast at sea and fill up with sea water
before entering a new freshwater port. Presumably FW organisms will die at
sea and vice versa.

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA

> -----Original Message----- > From: On Behalf > Of Shireen Gonzaga > Sent: Thursday, December 16, 1999 3:33 PM > To: > Subject: Re: NANFA-- exotic squid in Michigan > > > Hi ... I seem to be missing something here. The squid are > saltwater critters. The lake is freshwater. So how did the > squid survive in the lake? Were they captured shortly after > being released from the ballast tank? And why on earth are > ships still dumping ballast water in the Great Lakes? Did'nt > someone tell them about zebra mussels? Thought there'd be a > law by now...sigh! > > - shireen

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