Re: NANFA-- exotic species impact
Thu, 27 May 2004 14:43:23 EDT

In a message dated 5/27/04 10:50:21 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

> Caulerpa taxifolia
> essentially created and introduced by the aquarium trade and basically
> traced back to J Cousteau himself. Spreading like a wildfire through the
> mediteranean and elswhere. Great book called Killer Algae by a french man (
> named Manesque? somethign along the sort) and have seen a PBS special on it.
> /---
Most people don't know it but the introduction of this algae into the
Mediterranean was done by a public aquarium not hobbyists many of the other releases
can be traced back to public aquariums with enough surety to make them
suspects. Of course everyone likes the killer algae from hobbyist hell theme and
there might be some truth in to it in some cases but not all.

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