Invasive Species
Post Reply
 
Thread Rating:
  • 0 Votes - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
26-04-2013, 10:31 AM
RE: Invasive Species
(26-04-2013 07:05 AM)Ghost Wrote:  Hey, Full.

Quote:we'll probably end up trying to define tribal

It can be a broad term, but specifically we're talking about societies below the Dunbar number (eg, neither chieftancies nor civilisations).

The most correct term is band (or band tribe).

So who are these fishermen? Are they a tribe that lives in isolation like the Yanomami, or are they just Indonesian villagers? And why do they blow up their reefs? My guess is that it's not for shits and giggles.

Peace and Love and Empathy,

Matt

I don't know how many villagers live in each of these places, but I only saw a dozen or so structures. I'll post a photo or two when I get home.

The reason they dynamite the reefs is that it's easy fishing! Kills and stuns every living thing and they float to the surface and easily gathered! They either have no clue what the actual outcome will be or don't care.

We were in the water when one of these bombs went off in the distance, the sound waves reverberated throughout our bodies, scared the crap out of me! Needless to say we left the area.

“I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man’s reasoning powers are not above the monkey’s.”~Mark Twain
“Ocean: A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man - who has no gills.”~ Ambrose Bierce
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
07-05-2013, 07:02 PM
RE: Invasive Species
More on the Lionfish issue

Ocean Invaders (how sensational!)

http://www.ouramazingplanet.com/4438-map...pid=525423

Notice the ballast water issue referenced in the article.

“I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man’s reasoning powers are not above the monkey’s.”~Mark Twain
“Ocean: A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man - who has no gills.”~ Ambrose Bierce
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
08-05-2013, 02:11 AM
RE: Invasive Species
Cane Toads.


Well, my interjection connects with the title.

The people closely associated with the namesake of female canines are suffering from a nondescript form of lunacy.
"Anti-environmentalism is like standing in front of a forest and going 'quick kill them they're coming right for us!'" - Jake Farr-Wharton, The Imaginary Friend Show.
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
08-05-2013, 06:41 AM
RE: Invasive Species
(08-05-2013 02:11 AM)Free Thought Wrote:  Cane Toads.


Well, my interjection connects with the title.

I know that Australia is overrun with invasives, rabbits for one, Cane Toads too?

“I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man’s reasoning powers are not above the monkey’s.”~Mark Twain
“Ocean: A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man - who has no gills.”~ Ambrose Bierce
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
08-05-2013, 06:48 AM
RE: Invasive Species
Cane Toads, Rabbits, Goats, Cats, Foxes, Camels. European Carp. Boat People.

We're getting overrun here!

Fun fact about the Euro Carp, in my state, if you catch a European Carp, you are not allowed to return it to water, dead or alive, by law.

The people closely associated with the namesake of female canines are suffering from a nondescript form of lunacy.
"Anti-environmentalism is like standing in front of a forest and going 'quick kill them they're coming right for us!'" - Jake Farr-Wharton, The Imaginary Friend Show.
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
08-05-2013, 06:36 PM (This post was last modified: 08-05-2013 07:08 PM by Full Circle.)
RE: Invasive Species
(08-05-2013 06:48 AM)Free Thought Wrote:  Cane Toads, Rabbits, Goats, Cats, Foxes, Camels. European Carp. Boat People.

We're getting overrun here!

Fun fact about the Euro Carp, in my state, if you catch a European Carp, you are not allowed to return it to water, dead or alive, by law.

Do you know why?

In many instances when female fish are stressed, they will release any eggs they may be carrying, probably unfertilzed but your peeps aren't taking any chances.

“I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man’s reasoning powers are not above the monkey’s.”~Mark Twain
“Ocean: A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man - who has no gills.”~ Ambrose Bierce
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
08-05-2013, 06:54 PM
RE: Invasive Species
Of course we wont take chances with them, they are making things too hard for the other fish natural to the region and thus are damaging the ecosystem in rivers and such they have occupied.

Plus nobody tries to catch them because nobody wants to eat them, because they taste like shit.

The people closely associated with the namesake of female canines are suffering from a nondescript form of lunacy.
"Anti-environmentalism is like standing in front of a forest and going 'quick kill them they're coming right for us!'" - Jake Farr-Wharton, The Imaginary Friend Show.
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
08-05-2013, 07:00 PM
RE: Invasive Species
My wife/dive buddy nailed this big one today! The first shot bounced off its bony head, the second one found it's mark. She's pretty deadly ( I walk a fine line around my house Unsure )

[attachment=1372]

“I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man’s reasoning powers are not above the monkey’s.”~Mark Twain
“Ocean: A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man - who has no gills.”~ Ambrose Bierce
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
08-05-2013, 07:03 PM
RE: Invasive Species
What a majestic creature, it's a shame you people have to go around exterminating them.

Our waters are full of the bastards, we're fine. I guess that just shows where the badass aquatic life exists.

The people closely associated with the namesake of female canines are suffering from a nondescript form of lunacy.
"Anti-environmentalism is like standing in front of a forest and going 'quick kill them they're coming right for us!'" - Jake Farr-Wharton, The Imaginary Friend Show.
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
08-05-2013, 07:04 PM
RE: Invasive Species
(08-05-2013 07:00 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  My wife/dive buddy nailed this big one today! The first shot bounced off its bony head, the second one found it's mark. She's pretty deadly ( I walk a fine line around my house Unsure )

Be careful. I believe Lionfish are poisonous.

"IN THRUST WE TRUST"

"We were conservative Jews and that meant we obeyed God's Commandments until His rules became a royal pain in the ass."

- Joel Chastnoff, The 188th Crybaby Brigade
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply
Forum Jump: