Jump to content



Photo

Franken-fish invades NYC

new york snakehead live out of water central park lake

  • Please log in to reply
9 replies to this topic

#1 Hum

Hum

    totally wAcKed

  • 60,873 posts
  • Joined: 05-October 03
  • Location: Odder Space
  • OS: Windows XP, 7

Posted 01 May 2013 - 12:57

Environmental officials are set to conduct a survey of a Central Park lake for the northern snakehead, an invasive predator fish that can live out of water for days.

According to NBCNewYork.com, New York's Dept. of Environmental Conservation is asking that anglers fishing the man-made Harlem Meer secure the razor-toothed fish in a container and alert park staffers, or call 311.

The snakehead species, native to Asia and Russia, has no natural predators and is illegal in most U.S. states. But federal agents have uncovered illegal snakehead selling operations in several states, including New York, Texas, Florida and Missouri. And the so-called "Frankenfish" was recently spotted in the Central Park lake, leading environmental officials to order the survey.

New York, though, is not the first state to report a potential snakehead invasion.

Last spring, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Inland Fisheries (DNR) offered a $200 reward for the successful capture and kill of a snakehead.

"We do not want snakeheads in our waters," DNR director Don Cosden told Fox News at the time.

Last month, a record 14-pound, 3-ounce snakehead fish was caught in Margate, Fla., by a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission official.

“It was definitely the largest one we have ever collected," Kelly Gestring, a biological administrator at FWC's nonnative fish research lab in Boca Raton, Fla., told the Miami Herald.

more & video

Attached Images

  • snakehead-ap.jpg



#2 Growled

Growled

    Neowinian Senior

  • 41,508 posts
  • Joined: 17-December 08
  • Location: USA

Posted 02 May 2013 - 02:17

That thing has some wicked teeth. I wouldn't be sticking my hand in there to get a hook out of it.

#3 Atomic Wanderer Chicken

Atomic Wanderer Chicken

    Assistant Special Agent Chicken in charge

  • 3,699 posts
  • Joined: 20-August 12
  • Location: Black Mesa Research Facility, USA
  • OS: Windows 95 with Microsoft Plus
  • Phone: Motorola MicroTAC Elite

Posted 02 May 2013 - 02:24

Dinner is here :woot:

#4 LaP

LaP

    Forget about it

  • 5,152 posts
  • Joined: 10-July 06
  • Location: Quebec City, Canada
  • OS: Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1

Posted 02 May 2013 - 02:34

Dinner is here :woot:


I bet on the fish

#5 OP Hum

Hum

    totally wAcKed

  • 60,873 posts
  • Joined: 05-October 03
  • Location: Odder Space
  • OS: Windows XP, 7

Posted 02 May 2013 - 14:45

Would be neat if we had tiny nanobots that would seek out and kill this specific fish. :laugh:

#6 Buttus

Buttus

    Neowinian Senior

  • 3,210 posts
  • Joined: 07-September 05

Posted 02 May 2013 - 14:48

Would be neat if we had tiny nanobots that would seek out and kill this specific fish. :laugh:


get to work. you'll be a billionaire!

#7 Growled

Growled

    Neowinian Senior

  • 41,508 posts
  • Joined: 17-December 08
  • Location: USA

Posted 03 May 2013 - 00:51

Would be neat if we had tiny nanobots that would seek out and kill this specific fish. :laugh:


They probably wouldn't know when to stop and kill all fish and you'd end up being sued for billions.

#8 Haaa-Choo

Haaa-Choo

    Take a swing, please do.

  • 5,081 posts
  • Joined: 25-June 07
  • Location: CPT
  • OS: Windoos 8,1
  • Phone: Galaxy S2 CM

Posted 10 December 2013 - 09:20

They probably wouldn't know when to stop and kill all fish and you'd end up being sued for billions.

lol, just what I thought.



#9 compl3x

compl3x

    One day until retirement

  • 7,269 posts
  • Joined: 06-December 09
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Phone: Samsung Galaxy S4

Posted 11 December 2013 - 08:36

get to work. you'll be a billionaire!

 

 

Yeah. There are a few invasive species here in Aus we'd like to be rid of too.



#10 Richteralan

Richteralan

    Neowinian Senior

  • 2,323 posts
  • Joined: 03-February 03
  • Location: Madison, Wisconsin
  • OS: Windows 7 Pro
  • Phone: Nexus 4 E960

Posted 11 December 2013 - 13:51

Must be a slow news day.





Click here to login or here to register to remove this ad, it's free!