01-22-2020, 05:57 PM
Join Date: Jul 2006
| | Re: Doesn't get more natural then this..unnatural stream!
Introducing any species into an area where they were never native is a bad idea. Look at all the lionfish along the eastern USA in the Atlantic that were introduced by some aquarist who dumped some into the ocean to get rid of them, probably thinking that they came from the ocean, so what's wrong with this? They came from Asia and did well there, had natural predators there, and were kept in balance by nature. In the Atlantic along the eastern coast of the USA they are devastating the native fish and have no natural predators to keep them in check.
The isolated area might make it less bad, but it's still a bad idea. Now, introducing a species that went extinct in an area, like the wolves introduced back into the western US, is a good thing. They're bringing balance back to nature there, making more food available for the wildlife by killing the older elk, which ate plants almost into extinction. Those plants, and animals that had left but once depended on them, are coming back now. The wolves once were native and humans hunted them to local extinction.
The world is going down the tubes quickly enough without us accelerating it.