Re: NANFA-- How fish get from A to B

Shireen Gonzaga (
Tue, 14 Dec 1999 18:31:22 -0500

Dave Neely wrote:

> Maybe. It would be easy enough to test experimentally...
> Alternatively, if there's even one little puddle of wet mud out there under
> a clump of Juncus, killie eggs or adults could probably make it.

Interesting... maybe this spring, if it's dry, I'll beg the refuge
biologist to let me wander around and check for damp areas
and fish.

> As an example... Zekiah Swamp, on the Coastal Plain of Maryland, dried up
> almost entirely in August 1995. ..

What an amazing story! It never ceases to amaze me how
resourceful and resilient some creatures can be.

> Another neat thing to do, if you are doing any mist netting for bird
> banding, why not wash the little chicken's toes into a sterile basin (with
> autoclaved pond water) and see what grows...? ;)

Chicken?! Watch it, fishboy... :-)

- shireen

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