Biologists hunt the Northern Snakehead, and a levee breach is repaired in New Orleans.
Wed, Sep 05 2012 at 6:00 AM
Sept. 5, 2002:
Biologists haul 800 pounds of dead fish
from a pond in Crofton, Md., near Washington, D.C. They had poisoned the pond to contain the northern snakehead (at right). It is feared that the snakeheads could overwhelm native species and spread to other waterways throughout the region. In future years, snakeheads would occasionally be found in the Potomac River and elsewhere, but there are no indications of a widespread infestation.
Sept. 5, 2005:
State and federal workers announce they have successfully plugged the levee breach in New Orleans’s 17th Street Canal — one of three major levee failures in the city from Hurricane Katrina
Photo: Department of Environmental Conservation (New York)
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