Sun coverage: Snakeheads in Md.
Full coverage of the "Frankenfish" caught in Crofton and the Potomac River.
COLLEGE PARK -- Genetic tests show northern snakehead fish found last year in the Potomac River are not related to those found in other waters in the region, suggesting that the alien fish that can move short distances across land has not spread on its own. Read more .../span>
Maryland pet store operators and at least one admitted snakehead owner criticized a state-proposed ban on possessing the invasive fish yesterday, saying the regulation is too broad and would force responsible people to part with pets they've raised and nurtured. Read more .../span>
Just as a federal advisory panel on invasive species made its way through Maryland, a group of state biologists declared victory over the most notorious of all invasive fish - the northern snakehead that took over three Crofton ponds last summer. Read more .../span>
Cleanup crews hauled away yesterday nearly 800 pounds of dead fish -- including hundreds of baby northern snakeheads -- from three Crofton ponds poisoned by the state to get rid of the finny predators from Asia. Read more .../span>
State biologists in yellow protective coveralls and respirators sprayed what they hope will be a lethal dose of poison yesterday on the predatory northern snakeheads infesting a Crofton pond that inspired a summer of breathless news reports about alien invasions. Read more .../span>
As T-shirt vendors hawked their wares and the curious made a detour from their Sunday morning coffee run, a small boat bobbed in Maryland's most famous pond, spraying the first batch of chemicals that scientists hope will kill the voracious northern snakehead. Read more .../span>
As state environment officials move to eliminate the notorious northern snakehead from a Crofton pond, merchants close to the infested site have expressed indifference, skepticism and humor about the plan to kill the troublesome Chinese fish with herbicides and pesticides. Read more .../span>
Sure, the sharp-toothed northern snakeheads that are threatening native species in a Crofton pond can slither on their fins, breathe air and survive on land for three days. But plunk some rotenone in their tanks, and they slip away from this world quietly. Read more .../span>
OXFORD - The baby snakeheads caught in a Crofton pond this month have come to the Room 41 quarantine laboratory to die. Read more .../span>
Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton will propose today that 28 species of snakehead fish be added to the country's list of injurious species, a move that coincides with the discovery this month that northern snakehead fish have been rapidly multiplying in a Crofton pond and feeding on native species. Read more .../span>
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