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On 21 Jul 2001, at 0:19, Scott Chase wrote:
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> >Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2001 14:32:37 -0500
> > > ... we in Florida have several invasive
> > > plant species (eg- australian "pine" and melaleuca) which they can
> > > come and take back any time they'd like ;-) They also share a
> > > problem that we have with "marine toads" or "cane toads".
> > >
> >Several years ago, everyone was worrying about the walking catfish
> >invasion here (I'm in Florida, too), but I don't hear much about them
> >any more.
> I'm not familiar with the walking catfish invasion of Florida. In one
> respect walking catfish are cool because they are weakly analogous to
> the forms which made the transition from "fish" to "amphibians" (or
> the piscine to tetrapod transition?) way back when. > >Whatever
> happened with them? >I AM concerned about a possible piranha
> transplantation. > > > Do you remember the rumors of piranhas being
> found in some Florida waterways back in the late 70's or there abouts?
> If anything substantive it probably shows how the exotic pet trade can
> impact local ecosystems. I'm actually more concerned with the shark
> problem we seem to be having on our shores lately. Bull sharks have
> featured quite prominently.
Everyone seems to be worried about great white and tiger sharks,
because they're so big, and hammerhead sharks, because they're
so odd looking, but it's the bull sharks, rarely exceeding 8 feet in
length, that are the champion swimmer chompers; they're just so
damn aggressive, and are found lurking in shallow water, where
non-scuba (that is, beach) swimmers are, much more frequently.
> Ah, I can remember all them fish exploitation movies I grew up with
> featuring menacing sharks, piranhas and barracudas. They got lots of
> mileage out of "Jaws". Didn't the vengeful mechanical ersatz shark
> follow the Brody clan to the Bahamas in the last installment? The
> marine park centered "Jaws 3" was horrible and far fetched enough.
> They should have ended it when the roboshark clamped down on an
> underwater cable in "Jaws 2".
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