Re: NANFA-- exotic squid in Michigan

Shireen Gonzaga (
Thu, 16 Dec 1999 18:33:29 -0500 (EST)

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

> From: "Bruce Stallsmith" <>
> OK, this makes sense for squid being found in the Great Lakes; as ballast
> water hitch hikers. Like Pam says, "They do not live in fresh water." That
> must have been an interesting capture!
> --Bruce Stallsmith
> >
> >In a message dated 12/16/99 11:04:27 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> > writes:
> >
> ><< A school of squid was collected in Lake Michigan. They were introduced
> >in
> > ballast water from an ocean ship. The squid were collected and deposited
> > in a museum. They do not live in fresh water. >>

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