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Shawnny3April 22nd, 2009, 5:57 pm
Pleasant Gap, PA

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

Jewelry-Quality Artistic Salmon Flies, by Shawn Davis
TaxonApril 22nd, 2009, 10:53 pm
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Plano, TX

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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.
Roger Rohrbeck
Shawnny3April 23rd, 2009, 4:26 am
Pleasant Gap, PA

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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...

Jewelry-Quality Artistic Salmon Flies, by Shawn Davis

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