Re: NANFA-- Klamath sucker

Jay DeLong (
Fri, 13 Jul 2001 23:03:33 -0700


>He said the "sucker fish" should learn to adapt.

He meant "go extinct". What fish are left are hanging on in remnants of a
once magnificent high desert wetland. It's amazing they haven't already
gone extinct in the face of greatly reduced habitat from draining,
agricultural water withdrawls and dams, overfishing, pollution, cow manure,
introduced predatory and competitive fishes, hybridization, and more. The
shortnose and Lost River suckers are unique to this single place in the
world and they're nearly extinct. But there's no love for those fishes in
the Klamath Basin.

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA
"When you believe in things you don't understand, then you suffer. 
Superstition ain't the way."

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