[Taxacom] Our Monkey Ancestors

Oconnor, Barry bmoc at umich.edu
Fri Jan 15 09:39:08 CST 2010

I recall that in the days of meatless Fridays during Lent, the Catholic church made muskrats honorary fish. - Barry

-So many mites, so little time!

Barry M. OConnor                    phone: 734-763-4354
Curator & Professor                 fax: 734-763-4080
Museum of Zoology                 e-mail: bmoc at umich.edu
University of Michigan
1109 Geddes Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079

On 1/15/10 8:29 AM, "Richard Jensen" <rjensen at saintmarys.edu> wrote:

As I recall, the American courts have already decided that mammals
(along with other aquatic life forms) are included in the fishery laws.
Thus, we poor biologists have no leg to stand on when it comes to
deciding what a fish is!

Dick J

Richard Jensen, Professor
Department of Biology
Saint Mary's College
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Tel: 574-284-4674

Curtis Clark wrote:
> On 2010-01-14 15:58, Barry Roth wrote:
>> Tell me about it!  The other day I was fishing and caught, I thought,
>> my limit of six fish.  Just my luck that the game warden who
>> inspected me was a cladist.  He counted my Labrador retriever, and I
>> was one fish over the limit.
> Ask your representatives to support legislation restricting fishing laws
> to teleosts.


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