Friday, July 06, 2007

Watch out for jumping fish in Florida

Apparently there is a quite big issue with collisions between boaters and sturgeons in Florida. Via Peter Cashwell who posted it at Readerville

Summertime. Fish Jumping. That’s Trouble. (NY Times article, might require login).

Basicly, the problem is that the sturgeons jump into the air, and boaters collide with them at great speed, often getting knocked unconscious. This is because of their great size - from the article: "Gulf sturgeon can grow up to eight feet long and weigh 200 pounds".

I am, frankly speaking, unsympathic to the plight of the boaters - the sturgeons are a threatened species, so there should be speed limits along their habitats.

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Blogger Kaethe said...

Sure, that's a concern. But what about the piranha? Now that's a scary fish story.

July 06, 2007 3:24 PM  

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