Chinese Sparrow Experiment

daj (David Johnston) daj at
Thu Sep 15 04:03:17 EST 1994

In a similar vein, I once heard a story that the shellfish fishermen in the 
Channel Islands were concerned that their catches were being threatened by 
the local starfish populations. So, everytime they trawled up a starfish, 
they ripped it in half and threw the halves back!!!!

David A. Johnston
Dept of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road,
South Kensington, London SW7 5DB. England
(tel 071 9389297, fax 071 9388754, email daj at

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