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florida gators... never threatened!

If you ain't a Gator, you should be! Alligators (and endangered crocs) are important indicator species atop their food chains, with sensitivity to pollution and pesticides akin to humans. See ESA blawg. Gator blood could be our pharmaceutical future, too. See ESA musing.


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"This institution will be based on the illimitable freedom of the human mind. For here we are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead, nor to tolerate any error so long as reason is left free to combat it." -- Thomas Jefferson to William Roscoe, December 27, 1820.


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KEVIN S. PETTITT helped found this blawg. A D.C.-based IT consultant specializing in Lotus Notes & Domino, he also maintains Lotus Guru blog.

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FWS reopens comment on Hawaiian picture wing flies' critical habitat rule

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73 Fed. Reg. 46860 (Tuesday, August 12, 2008)(DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR; Fish and Wildlife Service; 50 CFR Part 17; WS–R1–ES–2007–0006; 92210–1117–0000–B4 RIN 1018–AU93; Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revised Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat for 12 Species of Picture-wing Flies From the Hawaiian Islands; Proposed rule; reopening of comment period, notice of availability of draft economic analysis, and amended required determinations.)

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed designating more than 9,200 acres as critical habitat for Hawaiian picture-wing flies. Photo from

SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the reopening of the comment period on the revised proposed designation of critical habitat for 12 species of Hawaiian picture-wing flies.  See prior ESA blawg (March 7, 2008)