NANFA-- Chris - was: Farthest and highest

Denkhaus, Robert (
Fri, 12 Mar 2004 11:49:17 -0600

At the risk of embarrassing (or annoying) Chris...

I would like to point out how amazed I am at what Chris knows about fish and
the natural world in general. Having spent some time with Chris on a couple
of different occasions, I know a bit about his educational and employment
background and, quite frankly, it ain't fish! The knowledge that Chris (and
some other non-ichthyological professionals on this list) possess is
absolutely amazing. I am by no means, a professional fish person but I am
well educated in biology, ecology, etc. and I am continuously astounded with
the width and depth of Chris' knowledge. Thank you Chris and all the others
for what you add to this list!

Rob Denkhaus
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christopher Scharpf
> Sent: Friday, March 12, 2004 5:36 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: NANFA-- RE: Farthest and highest
> > You brought to mind another question, what is the highest
> elevation that the
> > Olympia mudminnow (hubbsi <?) are found?
> A few feet? Olympic mudminnow occur in the coastal lowlands
> of the Olympic
> Peninsula.
> Ray asked why mudminnows don't range further north. Well,
> they do, if you
> count another species of the family, the Alaska blackfish,
> which can survive
> partial freezing. (Stories of sled dogs being fed frozen
> blackfish then
> vomiting them up alive, however, are untrue.)
> Chris Scharpf
> Baltimore
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