Re: NANFA-- Pike native to Ireland?

Bruce Stallsmith (
Thu, 04 Dec 2003 18:44:27 -0500

As the glaciers retreated ~10,000 years ago, Ireland was still connected to
SW Britain by a land bridge before sea level rose significantly, and Britain
had been connected to mainland Europe. So there was apparently plenty of
time for some freshwater fishes to spread back to Ireland before the Irish
Sea took its current form.

And the ugly truth is that St. Padraig was British...

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>From: "Todd Crail" <>
>To: <>
>Subject: Re: NANFA-- Pike native to Ireland?
>Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2003 16:38:32 -0500
>Wouldn't they have gone the way of the snakes in the Pleistocene? Ireland
>was _covered_ and I can't see any way that they'd gone back across the
>Sea from any potential harbors in the mainland or England.
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