Re: NANFA-- Farthest & Highest

Scott Davis (
Thu, 11 Mar 2004 09:40:03 -0600

Thank you Lee. That takes care of the background question as to whether they
preyed upon other fishes - which would also northerly too.

The article also mentions plankton and the fact that char were dined on by
seals, whales and sharks, so they must also enter salt water. Page & Burr's
maps indicate them off of island coasts which might even be further north
than 82 degrees.

What is confusing to some perusing the maps of The Peterson Field Guide to
Freshwater Fishes is that the distribution maps for nine spine sticklebacks
and burbot paint in all of those islands too.

According to a vintage Goode's World Atlas, that would have brought all of
them right up to the edge of the permanant polar ice pack on the north shore
of Ellesmere Island and Greenland if they entered far into salt water.

All the best!


> << What do the char eat? :)
> >>
> Shrimp, aquatic insects and crawfish, according to the following
> Lee Harper
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