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Trying to Slow Extinction
As I learnt in biology class, the introduction of new species in an area where they may not have any predators to control their growth, can cause detrimental effects on the community of wildlife and plants in the environment. An example of this in recent memory was when Goldfish, yes goldfish, were introduced into a small lake in St. Albert in 2017. This resulted in the gold fish reproducing exponentially and growing to a monstrous 30 inches! The main concern though was them getting into the river system and spreading, even though they destroyed the natural habitat in the pond. So I definitely agree with the article that the introduction of new species can lead others to extinction.

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Trying to Slow Extinction - by gracemacdonald - 04-01-2019, 11:29 AM
RE: Trying to Slow Extinction - by AndrewAltobelli - 04-01-2019, 03:37 PM

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