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Shawnny3April 22nd, 2009, 5:57 pm
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Article

Not terribly conclusive, but something fishermen should be aware of.

-Shawn
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TaxonApril 22nd, 2009, 10:53 pm
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Hmmm. Perhaps these "scientists" should try going upstream until they are no longer finding smallmouth bass which display this anomaly. Mostly kidding, of course.
Best regards,
Roger Rohrbeck
www.FlyfishingEntomology.com
Shawnny3April 23rd, 2009, 4:26 am
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Well put, Roger. I would hope they'd have thought of that, but the article does make them seem a little bumbling, doesn't it? Hopefully that's just the layman's media oversimplifying their research. The article does have a certain why-are-you-telling-us-what-you-don't-know sort of humorous tone, though.

If they do go long enough without finding a likely cause, they could always just hazard a guess that it's CO2. That would settle the issue in the minds of most and ensure lots of future funding...

-Shawn
Jewelry-Quality Artistic Salmon Flies, by Shawn Davis
www.davisflydesigns.com

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