Author Topic: Invasive species brings diversity?????  (Read 5083 times)

blacktip

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Invasive species brings diversity?????
« on: September 09, 2008, 23:54:35 UTC »
Did anyone read the NY Times Science section today. The headline article was titled "Friendly Invaders". It was written by Carl Zimmer. It was a discusion about invasive species and the possible diversity it brings. Mostly what I've read lately about this subject includes the effects of Lionfish in the keys and the caribbean. I wonder what the mood is among divers about this new  or different perspective.

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Re: Invasive species brings diversity?????
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2008, 18:09:16 UTC »
Not sure how invasive species that drive out the natives contribute to diversity.

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Re: Invasive species brings diversity?????
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2008, 22:13:37 UTC »
I was just opening up the topic. I'm not a scientist so I'm not sufficiently knowledgeable to make a definitive statement. But here is a link to the NY Times http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/09/science/09inva.html?ei=5070&emc=eta1
I'd be interested in your comments.

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Re: Invasive species brings diversity?????
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2008, 20:11:00 UTC »
There is an announcement posted in one of the behind the scenes galleries at the New England Aquarium about a special seminar in the Bahamas hosted by a Bahamian chef on how to clean and prepare lionfish, the new Bahamian delicacy.  It wasn't a joke, I guess some in the Bahamas are trying to turn tragedy into a culinary adventure!

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