Renegade Fish Is Outlasting Even Bombings, NYTimes
Excerpts: (...) in 1997, the Department of Fish
and Game, (...), poisoned the lake, killing the pike and every other living
thing in it. The poison, rotenone, also destroyed Portola's drinking water
supply, leaked past where it was supposed to, killing every fish for five
miles downstream (...).
Eighteen months and $20 million in fees and fines later, including more
than $9 million in damages a judge awarded to residents who were sickened by
the poison fumes and businesses sickened by its success, the pike were
Editor's Note: An example of biological robustness. Do we
understand what made the pike system so robust?