Giant Goldfish Invade Lake Tahoe
It may sound like a science-fiction plot, but, as Univ. of Nevada, Reno researchers have discovered, giant goldfish are among the non-native fish species living in Lake Tahoe, which straddles the Nevada-California state line.
Research conducted by university faculty and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife has shown the Tahoe Keys, on the lake’s south shore, is the primary spawning area for non-native, warm-water fish. The environmental concern is that these invaders damage the habitat for native fish. For example, in the Tahoe Keys, the establishment of non-native fish has virtually eliminated the native minnow population.
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