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NFC: Introduction of "Exotic" Species
- To: <nfc at actwin_com>
- Subject: NFC: Introduction of "Exotic" Species
- From: "Gay" <ghemsath at att_net>
- Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2001 09:02:10 -0800
- Importance: Normal
- In-Reply-To: <3B032EAE.573FB5F at home_com>
Look at what I found on the introduction of "Exotic" species
Hawaii remained mosquito-free until the 19th century. In 1826, a ship named
Wellington introduced the itch-inducing insects at Maui's port of Lahaina
through larvae lingering in its water barrels.
ghemsath at att_net
From: owner-nfc at actwin_com [mailto:owner-nfc at actwin_com]On Behalf Of Wright
Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2001 5:52 PM
To: nfc at actwin_com
Subject: Re: NFC: Exotic crayfish
robert a rice wrote:
> Thats what exotics are russian roulette sure 9 times its ok but the 10th
> time BANG !
> I always explain it like this. Every place is a painting why are you
> adding the beard ?
That is really sweet talk to the ears of one who makes up to 4 1400-1700
mile trips a year to remove (read that murder, er, euthanize) innocent fish,
crayfish, frogs, plants and turtles that some dip put where it hurt natives'
We always lose a significant number of new volunteers who can't take it. "I
didn't come out here just to kill fish!" is heard all too often.
The solution? Be damned careful that you don't introduce "exotic" species of
plants, reptiles, mammals, fish or inverts where they don't belong. Oops.
Left out birds. ;-)
I just told a good friend in Hawaii that I had no desire to send him any of
my cute, overpopulating, pygmy crayfish. Those escape artists could do a
terrible number on their local streams.
Thanks for the good advice.
Wright Huntley, Fremont CA, USA, 510 494-8679 huntley1 at home_com