Snakeheads are a fish native to Asia and were first found in the Potomac River in 2004 near Washington, D.C. Our events are priced to suit the needs of everyone’s budget and yet provide a great payback. River Otters. Sherri Dalphonse joined Washingtonian in 1986. By clicking “I agree” below, you consent to the use by us and our third-party partners of cookies and data gathered from your use of our platforms. endobj See our, Read a limited number of articles each month, You consent to the use of cookies and tracking by us and third parties to provide you with personalized ads, Unlimited access to washingtonpost.com on any device, Unlimited access to all Washington Post apps, No on-site advertising or third-party ad tracking. Maybe it’s enough to know they may be coming back. {)!�/f2��B%3}�D/R���B��Ք�p�'X�����D��k?��_��4�x� u��>|x}@͎Ġ������2h����\�PÅ�����Ҹ���\��rC��B�T���Щ'$�R�6qT�Ё�X�����zɹ��Jz����]�����V�"աq����W�kq�� �������?B�S�\Wb�ܴh�]�)uj�%Rh��4��jL���f�]X�@�cFa�y�wI������T�2NmI�(���1 ��ș�,Ǧ�جM���i?������+j��D$i�����ab�H.��솙3ۺ3�z�;�ѵayW��Ӏj̭E�**IO-Tkؿ��cE7��U�uM��vA�������O�k3({-��=�rg�z�J�Ʀ��|]c�0B�3��J(��)�\"v\ṫ�B�'������m�,z:�% �m�n� endobj Weekend Getaways from DC: 13 Unique and Unusual Rentals. <> By clicking “I agree” below, you consent to the use by us and our third-party partners of cookies and data gathered from your use of our platforms. They were first introduced to the neighboring James, Rappahannock, and York rivers during the 1960s-80s. �Z� Get the latest from our editors today. The new European data protection law requires us to inform you of the following before you use our website: We use cookies and other technologies to customize your experience, perform analytics and deliver personalized advertising on our sites, apps and newsletters and across the Internet based on your interests. Since 2004, they have since multiplied quickly … �;q�},@�����FS�E��h�H�2� ��0�i ����mI -� <> Upper Potomac River Snakehead Since initially being observed in the lower tidal Potomac River in 2004, the distribution of northern snakehead in Maryland has rapidly expanded to now includes watersheds on the Eastern Shore (Choptank, Nanticoke, Wicomico), Middle Bay (Patuxent, South River, Patapsco), and Upper Bay (Susquehanna). We use cookies and other technologies to customize your experience, perform analytics and deliver personalized advertising on our sites, apps and newsletters and across the Internet based on your interests. <>/ExtGState<>/XObject<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageB/ImageC/ImageI] >>/MediaBox[ 0 0 612 792] /Contents 4 0 R/Group<>/Tabs/S/StructParents 0>> ���F�Jʰ#����@V�Ē�$����]��i�w �������$���O�e2G��t��hTί}�-��;�3d�V{���q�� ��}�:�7rL��X!�M�?~�Gb(��_1�с5�� North American eels used to be abundant, until a West Virginia dam blocked their path. These 10 Potomac River fishing hotspots should enter into every angler's calculations. You also agree to our Terms of Service. 3 Water Snakes on a stone wall. They’re elusive, and thus hard to spot, but the North American river otter is native to the Potomac. Sep 17, 2020 - History and Scenic pictures of river area. Where to try seeing one: Virginia’s Northern Neck, where the lower Potomac is more brackish. You’re in Luck. Where to try seeing one: Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Woodbridge. Photograph of otter by Will Parson/Chesapeake Bay Program; We'll help you live your best #DCLIFE every day. We rely on readers like you to uphold a free press. >�����?M���+��T&[h9�v�d��O)O�5�*W�� ��ot5鷦e���Ȋ����P��F2uͪ"vS They’re kind of creepy. Source(s): Intentional and accidental introduction by humans Effects: Blue catfish, which are native to the Mississippi, Missouri, and Ohio River basins, are one of the most threatening invasive species in the Potomac River. 2 0 obj This article initially appeared in our September, 2020 issue. 3�$���m6Wv���θ���9�2]V���aơL������}H�Maf��Q�Fp*1E_g.�؆=X�a,#̻)�l���c ���q��َ�Q�����46T|�����0�Y�H��A;���8�+@=^�q֕�/�S��]V0r�%7ר��0�2����6�m�����HP}#��2v�N�h`���+ ��W�8R2�l����I}�qbor�*l�����3�p�� The more than 1,200 bottlenose dolphins identified by the Potomac-Chesapeake Dolphin Project are named after Washington figures.