Re: Exotics (Re: NANFA-- Why it's tougher out west...)
Mon, 20 Sep 1999 09:19:37 -0700 (MST)

On Mon, 20 Sep 1999, Shireen Gonzaga wrote:

> Exotics: this could be a good Earth&Sky show/essay. Please send examples
> (extreme examples, that is...the kinds that really capture the attention of
> the general public) of introduced fish species wreaking havoc on the
> ecosystem, and steps that are being taken to solve the problems. If someone
> wants to volunteer to write a general overview essay about it (please???!!!)
> for the E&S website, that would be *great*. (Subject to approval from the
> producers of course, but they haven't turned down a fish topic from us
> yet,.) Please reply to me directly. thanks, sg

Damnbusia is the ultimate curse, one government department gives them away and
tells people they are environmentally friendly while another department tries
to get rid of them! They are a major problem for fishes, salamanders, and
frogs and probably other critters too! There is tons of literature on them
also. I don't have time right now to write up a summary, but I maybe could in
six months or so.


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