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there was an interesting report on the news (UK) this morning,
concerning Lake Eyre (spelling?) in Australia. Apparently this is a salt
lake subject to desert conditions and is dry for years on end. Following
unusually high rainfall recenty ( El Nino?) the "desert has blossomed".
Plants have sprung up all over the place, and a large number of
migratory birds, mostly waders, have moved in. The report stated that
the waters were teeming with brine shrimp, and fish, the eggs of which
had lain dormant for years. It was quite an ambiguous report, does
anyone know what the reported fish are. The report seemed to be saying
that the waders were there to feed on the fish (personally I would have
thought the BS a more likely target) which would indicate very high
abundance (a fascinating thought).
I'm basically posting this to the list, because if the fish are
truly from a dormant egg source (and not merely migrants), am I right in
assuming they must be some species of brackish water killie? Problem is,
Huber doesn't list any Native Aussie killies.
PLEASE Australia (or anyone), enlighten me,
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