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The Rise and Thrall of Invasive Goldfish in North America...

Had a blast sharing the history of Goldfish invasions with the Ingersoll District Nature Club, a wonderful naturalist club in SW Ontario.



While researching the topic I also came across some interesting historical artwork dating back to ~900 CE...



And also some work depicting Goldfish being enjoyed as domestic pets:



Last, a cursory poll of attendees suggested that average Canadians are quite familiar with Goldfish, though perhaps not with the abandonment of Goldfish into the wild:


Question

% "Yes" Answers

Have you seen a Goldfish before (in real life)?

100

Have you had a Goldfish as a pet?

53

Have you ever released a Goldfish into the wild?

0


Systematic data to follow, maybe.

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