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zakai david zakaid at
Wed Jul 8 01:54:41 EDT 1998

The question was:

Dear All,

Does anyone know of any examples or papers which demonstrate an
introduction of exotic marine animals as a result of release to the near by
sea or lake after keeping the exotic animal as a pet??

Many Thanks, David.

One of the answers is:

Dear David,

The closest I can get to an introduction of a marine organism used as a pet
is the famous Caulerpa taxifolia released from an aquarium into the waters
of southern France.

Meinesz, A. et al.  1993.  Spread of the introduced tropical green alga
Caulerpa taxifolia in northern Mediterranian waters. Journal of Applied
Phycology 5: 141-147

Could you post the replies you recieve on the coral list ?

Simon Wilson

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