Re: NANFA-- Conservation Fisheries Inc
Tue, 19 Sep 2000 15:48:00 EDT

In a message dated 9/19/00 3:32:32 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< Thanks. About spotfin chub [aka. turquoise shiner:-)] after all
and habitat improvements are they getting less rare? I hope such a beauty
have to be on endangered/threatened species list forever... Also, isn't the
darter suppose to be rare in TN or is it that it is in a danger zone [to

Tony >>

Spotfins are doing pretty well in parts of their range and have even been
coming back in some areas where habitat has improved. The reintro work is
still in it's early stages and we really don't know if it's gonna work there.
We do have other sites that, perhaps, have more suitable habitat (within
historic range). We sampled the Buffalo river pop a few weeks ago. In the one
spot we collected them, they were at least, still present.

Arrow darters are relatively common in some streams, but alot of their
habitat has been screwed up by careless coal mining.

J.R. <_at_}}}}}}}><

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