RE: NANFA-L-- I'm blogging fish; really.

Crail, Todd (tcrail-in-UTNet.UToledo.Edu)
Thu, 27 Apr 2006 17:21:00 -0400

Unfortunately, I think that "For Sale" sign was the harbinger of doom for that
population, regardless. Which again, emphasizes that habitat loss by land use
change or nutrient and surface water inputs are what puts these species on the
brink... But it certainly doesn't help to swing the proverbial 2x4 from the
blindside while they're on their knees.

Yeah, that spring run is a great example where it's be so easy to overcollect.
They're freakin' beautiful, and you could get really carried away, easily.
And that's a really tough one, because the females look considerably like the
males, and you could kill the generational recruitment immediately.

Man, wouldn't it be nice if the neighbor lady there would buy up that land to
maintain her property value? She's already had enough trouble with her other
neighbor and their ignorance on the springs. Sounds like that plot is just
going to be another chapter of the same story. Might talk to her about it in
the future ;)

Muddy Madness, and etc.


From: on behalf of Mysteryman
Sent: Thu 4/27/2006 1:10 PM
Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- I'm blogging fish; really.

, and
my own favorite Flagfin hole now drains into a new bass pond, thereby
trapping the fish between being captured by humans on one end or eaten
by bass on the other. That population would be as good as doomed if word
got out about it; you can ask Todd-- it's awfully convenient & easy to
collect them there, and it wouldn't take many seine hauls to wipe them
out but good. That's only a single example, of course. There are no
doubt oodles of little sites like that in every state which may not at
first glance seem-in-all endangered but really are in big trouble, and
it wouldn't take much to ruin them.
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