Re: [RML] Re: Hybrid ethics-

Bjorn Straube (straube at digital.net)
Tue, 03 Feb 1998 00:48:31 -0500

I'm by no means an expert on any of this, but it seems to me that
establishment of exotics is at least partly based on exsposure. That
is, if a single idiot dumps a tankful of spiecies X into a stream, the
chances off the fish surviving is going to be Y. But if let's say ten
idiots do the same then the chances are ten fold (10Y). So having said
that, the more the idiots that have acess(sp?), the greater the exposure
rate, and the grater the survival. Now I'm sure it's not quite that cut
and dry and I'm not advocating banning or importation one way or another
(just havn't made up my mind yet).

Now that I have stuck my foot in it, I'm not sure I want to take a look
at the mess ;)

Bjorn