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Re: Now Never returned to the wild

No, I was trying to underscore that we are not the main or even a major
contributor to the spread of aquatic disiase. Water fowl fly from continant to
continant, turtles, aquatic mamals and other organisims migrate from stream to
stream, and most water sheads are part of huge dranage systems that are all
interconnected. All these things contribute to the spread of any aquatic
organisms much more profoundly than humans except eviromental degredation.
Polluted water and weakened immune systems of the fish that live in the
pollution give rise to new pathogens, It is a rare event for a pathogen to
have a major effect on heathy populations of fish in natural unpolluted
conditions (non-aquarium or unaturally crowded) I'm sure it occurs, but I
doubt humans have much influence one way or another.  By the way, I got to see
first hand this weekend a recovering watershed. I have reletives that have
managed to buy an entire water shead of a small creek, they have been working
hard to return the land to it's natural condition, and cleaning up this stream
and it's small tributaries were part of that, it is a wonderful place. No
trash, no sewage, all the trash dump sites have been cleaned up, and the wild
life is returning. had a great time!