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Re: Blue Pike

Well if I can get them off a friend of mine, I'll scan the photos that he
has of them....... They do have large eyes...

-----Original Message-----
From: robert a rice <robertrice at juno_com>
To: nfc at actwin_com <nfc at actwin_com>
Date: Friday, September 04, 1998 6:12 PM
Subject: Re: Blue Pike

>Can you take some pictures next time you collect a blue pike. From what I
>understand the eyers on the Blue Pike are/were much larger than on any
>other pike species......
>On Fri, 4 Sep 1998 16:42:59 -0400 "Allan Faust" <afaust at lsq_nwb.qc.ca>
>>I'd like to put my 2 cents worth in here.....  There are a couple of
>>in my area where blue walleye can be caught...... whether or not they
>>blue pike.... that could be another story..... but the lakes where
>>occur are 1. up to 200-300 ft deep (and some huge fish show up on the
>>at that depth.... but never caught one of whatever it is at that
>>depth). 2.
>>Everywhere the blue walleye is caught, NO yellow walleye is found,
>>There is even one lake/river system separated into 3 parts by
>>rapids. One section, pink walleye, another section, yellow walleye,
>>and the
>>third section, blue walleye..... and guess where the deepest section
>>yep... where the blue walleye are.
>>I hope that if DNA samples become available, that they become
>>available to
>>check the fish up here.....
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Ellasoma at aol_com <Ellasoma at aol_com>
>>To: NFC at actwin_com <NFC at actwin_com>; schmi178 at tc_umn.edu
>><schmi178 at tc_umn.edu>; tayers at bridge_com <tayers at bridge_com>
>>Date: Friday, September 04, 1998 2:46 PM
>>Subject: (no subject)
>>>Science turns to DNA to help in pike comeback
>>>Associated Press
>>>Biologists say they've mapped out a plan to restock two Great Lakes
>>with a
>>>species of fish thought to have died out more than 20 years ago.
>>>Fisheries experts from the United States and Canada want to restore
>>>plentiful blue pike by isolating DNA from what they believe is a rare
>>>caught in 1989.
>>>They hope to match the DNA to what are thought to be other scarce
>>blue pike
>>>still living in lakes in Minnesota and Canada, then reintroduce
>>>identified fish into Lakes Erie and Ontario.
>>>In what could prove to be the strangest breakthrough, DNA specialist
>>>Burnham-Curtis hopes to cull genes from mucus on blue pike scales
>>filed in
>>>envelopes half a century ago by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
>>>Blue pike flourished in Lake Erie at the turn of the century,
>>becoming a
>>>favorite of anglers until overfishing pushed them to the brink of
>>>in the 1970s.
>>>Until now, scientists have had no way to positively determine whether
>>>colored pike is a true blue pike or simply a blue-pigmented yellow
>>>Dieter Busch, who heads the Lower Great Lakes Fishery Resources
>>Office in
>>>Amherst, N.Y.
>>>He said the scientific world might have acted prematurely when it
>>>blue pike extinct in 1975, before DNA testing had been developed.
>>>His team must prove that blue pike still exist before it can proceed
>>with a
>>>restocking program.
>>>The blue pike and yellow pike are both part of the perch family, but
>>>prefer much deeper water -- 60 feet or more -- than yellow pike and
>>feed on
>>>different prey.
>>>Back to top
>Robert Rice
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