Conference set on problems caused by cow-nosed ray

by 5m Editor
29 May 2006, at 1:00am

US - Scientists and watermen will share horror stories about the cow-nosed ray, whose reputation has grown from nuisance to menace as its population apparently swells in the Chesapeake Bay. &quot;You&#39;d be surprised of the tales you&#39;re going to hear,&quot; said Bob Fisher, a specialist with the Virginia Sea Grant Program at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science who is organizing the meeting. The two-day workshop Thursday and Friday in Yorktown is the first conference of its type, pulling representatives from several coastal states where the kite-shaped animals are the scourge of aquaculturists and oyster-restoration efforts. <i>Source: TimesDespatch</i>

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