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(Washington Post)   Marine biologists hope to reintroduce large, endangered game fish to Potomac River. Like a sturgeon, stocked for the very first time   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 41
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2013-01-29 07:17:04 AM
Why do these guys hate sturgeon so much that they would put them there?
 
2013-01-29 07:18:05 AM
www.xyscrubs.com

Oh.
 
2013-01-29 07:18:33 AM
cdn2.mamapop.com
 
2013-01-29 07:20:10 AM
Simulpost !
 
2013-01-29 07:24:33 AM
When are they going to reintroduce the hippopotamus to the potomac
 
2013-01-29 07:33:38 AM
They once tried to introduce a passenger jet to the Potomac...
 
2013-01-29 07:34:29 AM
To preserve the genetic purity of protected animals under the Endangered Species Act,
rules prohibit mixing wild and tame species, no matter how much they look alike.


img.thesun.co.uk

Approves
 
2013-01-29 07:38:42 AM
Caviar comes from virgin sturgeon
Virgin sturgeon are a very rare fish
Cause not many sturgeon
Wanna be a virgin
That's why caviar's a very rare dish
 
2013-01-29 07:48:31 AM
showbizgeek.com

Let me tell you what 'like a sturgeon' is all about
 
2013-01-29 08:01:14 AM
Nice, now you guys will enjoy the annual stories of people getting maimed on boats by leaping sturgeons like we do in central FL.
 
2013-01-29 08:15:47 AM

MadMonk: Nice, now you guys will enjoy the annual stories of people getting maimed on boats by leaping sturgeons like we do in central FL.


yes! this! the lives and recreation of people are always more important than a balance eco-system! F U nature!
 
2013-01-29 08:22:27 AM
That was terrible subby, just terrible.
 
2013-01-29 08:32:23 AM
remotelyinterestingtv.files.wordpress.com
/oblig
 
2013-01-29 08:36:36 AM
btx3.files.wordpress.com
/also oblig
//and obscure?
 
2013-01-29 08:37:52 AM
Good luck with that while we still have the snakeheads swimming around being all apex predator. Their young would never survive long enough to make it to the ocean.
 
2013-01-29 08:40:54 AM

StrangeQ: Good luck with that while we still have the snakeheads swimming around being all apex predator. Their young would never survive long enough to make it to the ocean.


Agreed. The snakeheads are cleaning everything else out, they'll get the sturgeon too.
 
2013-01-29 08:44:38 AM
The headline is bad and Subby should feel bad.
 
2013-01-29 08:49:08 AM
Why does this sound like some grant writer's imagination run amuck. Hey senator, do you like caviar? How would you like to get it cheap, right out of the Potomac? Never mind the food chain, that there won't be anything for it to eat because of over development, which is the reason that they left to begin with---you'll be the darling of the K street lobbyists AND you'll score points with the environmentalists. Not to mention that you'll be bringing high paying jobs for scientists and technicians into your district. And all for the measly price of 375 million dollars!

Who in the hell would fall for such a fool thing?
 
2013-01-29 08:51:02 AM
Subby should just have gone with the song lyric for a punchy headline. The explanation ruins it.
 
2013-01-29 08:51:06 AM
How long have you been sitting on that one, Subby?
 
2013-01-29 09:00:28 AM

pag1107: StrangeQ: Good luck with that while we still have the snakeheads swimming around being all apex predator. Their young would never survive long enough to make it to the ocean.

Agreed. The snakeheads are cleaning everything else out, they'll get the sturgeon too.


Frozen Gorillas
 
2013-01-29 09:10:16 AM

mortimer_ford: pag1107: StrangeQ: Good luck with that while we still have the snakeheads swimming around being all apex predator. Their young would never survive long enough to make it to the ocean.

Agreed. The snakeheads are cleaning everything else out, they'll get the sturgeon too.

Frozen Gorillas


I'll ask the question that Professor Frink missed, what if it's a warm winter?
 
2013-01-29 09:12:10 AM
Aren't modern rivers all damned and locked, so big old fish like sturgeons and paddle fish can't survive now?
 
2013-01-29 09:20:05 AM
catsberry
1/28/2013 11:58 PM EST
If you really want to restore the sturgeon to the Potomac you first have to restore the Potomac so that it can support this magestic species. Otherwise, it will just become extinct again.


I hate it when that happens.
 
2013-01-29 09:38:35 AM
My God, would you eat anything that came out of the Potomac?
 
2013-01-29 09:46:55 AM

MadMonk: Nice, now you guys will enjoy the annual stories of people getting maimed on boats by leaping sturgeons like we do in central FL.


Sturgeon leap?

varmitydog: Why does this sound like some grant writer's imagination run amuck. Hey senator, do you like caviar? How would you like to get it cheap, right out of the Potomac? Never mind the food chain, that there won't be anything for it to eat because of over development, which is the reason that they left to begin with---you'll be the darling of the K street lobbyists AND you'll score points with the environmentalists. Not to mention that you'll be bringing high paying jobs for scientists and technicians into your district. And all for the measly price of 375 million dollars!


Bzzt. They "left" because they were overfished. Not because of overdevelopment.
 
2013-01-29 09:47:55 AM

numbone: catsberry
1/28/2013 11:58 PM EST
If you really want to restore the sturgeon to the Potomac you first have to restore the Potomac so that it can support this magestic species. Otherwise, it will just become extinct again.

I hate it when that happens.


Word he's looking for is "extirpated," not extinct.
 
2013-01-29 10:00:14 AM

pag1107: StrangeQ: Good luck with that while we still have the snakeheads swimming around being all apex predator. Their young would never survive long enough to make it to the ocean.

Agreed. The snakeheads are cleaning everything else out, they'll get the sturgeon too.


Indeed, this is what I was thinking. The snakeheads are running out of food so let's bring 'em some sturgeons.

Or perhaps they'll breed, the lusty snakehead and the lascivious sturgeon, and produce a savage, semi-amphibious terror fish that produces delicious roe. Except that the "Snakergeon", as they'll surely be called, will fiercely guard it's spawn so that it will become great sport amongst the Potomackers to hunt and wrassle the grisly beasts, fighting and tearing and biting and losing hands and arms and ears and cheeks to the gaping toothy maw of the terrible fish, who's strong, bony body fights on and on, even after being hauled ashore by brawny men with great lances and hooks. Imagine the carnage, the scales flying about, the blood, a man's guts torn from his belly by the great fish's dagger-like teeth. Oh, it'll be great and the mighty struggle will only serve to make the prize, the delicious caviar, that much sweeter.

It's gonna be great.
 
2013-01-29 10:04:45 AM

MBooda: [btx3.files.wordpress.com image 525x460]
/also oblig
//and obscure?


Nothing is obscure on Fark. Wilbur & Fanne - good times.
 
2013-01-29 10:08:51 AM
+1 for the headline.
 
2013-01-29 10:11:58 AM

stuhayes2010: Aren't modern rivers all damned and locked, so big old fish like sturgeons and paddle fish can't survive now?


Sturgeon and paddlefish live just fine in dammed rivers. It does present complications, but in many rivers, populations are healthy enough for sport fishing here on the west side of the country.
 
2013-01-29 10:13:54 AM
I like the headline subby. Like a Streurgeon indeed.
 
2013-01-29 10:22:19 AM
"Marine" biologists?
 
2013-01-29 10:23:42 AM
Wife-like typing detected.
 
2013-01-29 11:00:08 AM

stuhayes2010: Aren't modern rivers all damned and locked, so big old fish like sturgeons and paddle fish can't survive now?



Well not all rivers, but most.

The issue is more of them being extirpated from their original waters....locks and dams have since hindered repopulation via natural movement within their home range.

Shovelnose sturgeon and paddlefish have been reintroduced with some success in my home river, which is controlled by locks and dams.

/how new does a river have to be to be called "modern"?
 
2013-01-29 11:40:12 AM
Fish ladders, gents, that's the wavy of the future
/modern
//rivers

+1 to subby, for Marine biologists hope to reintroduce large, endangered game fish to Potomac River. Like a sturgeon, stocked for the very first time
 
2013-01-29 12:29:33 PM

Amusement: Fish ladders, gents, that's the wavy of the future
/modern
//rivers

+1 to subby, for Marine biologists hope to reintroduce large, endangered game fish to Potomac River. Like a sturgeon, stocked for the very first time


Not effective for all species and all situations.
 
2013-01-29 12:30:10 PM
Brilliant idea

like reintroducing the wolves in yellowstone
or muskrats in holland
or introducing nutria in Louisanna
and pythons in flo rida
 
2013-01-29 02:15:20 PM

2wolves: "Marine" biologists?


You have a question about this, why..?


/Marine Biologist..
 
2013-01-29 02:18:46 PM

2wolves: Wife-like typing detected.


Stop.. Just..stop..


/..so tired..
 
2013-01-29 04:14:21 PM

CAT-LIKE TYPING DETECTED: 2wolves: Wife-like typing detected.

Stop.. Just..stop..


/..so tired..


-insert diabolic laughter here-
 
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