Blue catfish have been launched to some rivers within the Chesapeake Bay watershed a long time in the past. It was thought that these fish solely lived in very contemporary water. However they’ll tolerate water that isn’t fully contemporary. That implies that they’ll swim out of 1 river, into the extra brackish Bay, after which into a distinct, pretty contemporary river. In consequence, these fish have expanded their vary all through the Chesapeake.
Consultants say that by way of urge for food and willingness to gorge on absolutely anything, blue catfish have few friends within the Chesapeake Bay.
“They’re consuming every thing, something they’ll get their mouths round,” mentioned Noah Bressman, a fish biologist at Salisbury College in Maryland.
Now, a clearer image of their ecological toll is rising.
LINK. (by way of Bay Journal)