Re: NANFA-- How soon is now?
Mon, 8 Jul 2002 17:55:32 EDT

In a message dated 7/8/02 5:42:35 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< I'd always wondered how long it would take for pacific marine piscovores to
>"escape" out of the Marine hobby. Apparently, they've found them up to the
>Carolinas, but the link I followed was 404.
> >>
Since I am known as a fish collector a couple of pet shop owners have asked
me to catch Lionfish for them to sell and they also stated that they liked
the idea of locally caught Lionfish. I tired to explain why this wasn't good
but didn't get very far. One pet shop actually mentioned that leopard sharks
would "cool" if they escaped and established themselves in our local waters.
We already have a local shark that is very much like the leopard shark in
question but not as colorful so maybe it couldn't happen but it is a scary

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