Re: NANFA-- News - Mysterious Frog Eggs Found in Connecticut
Fri, 3 Oct 2003 19:32:23 EDT

In a message dated 10/3/03 6:26:29 PM Eastern Daylight Time,

> Ok, say it with me now...
> Josh is always right. :)

The problem Josh isn't that Carp don't have predators in their juvenile
stage, it's that they produce huge numbers of eggs and once they reach adulthood
they are virtually invulnerable to preditation. that mean their number increase
at a rate much larger than say a minnow that produces large numbers of eggs
but is eaten by predators at all stages of it's life. The reason the Carp
doesn't get out of hand in Europe like it does here is there is a predator that
specializes in eating the adults, that was my point. Before people started eating
sturgeon they were quite common dude to the fact that the adults were almost
invulnerable and produced millions of eggs but the adults were so vulnerable to
humans and sturgeon are so good to eat, not even counting caviar, they are in
trouble now. Any animals that produces lots of young and has no adult
predators has the potential to be very abundant.

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