Because they are able to bypass death, the number of individuals is spiking. They're now found in oceans around the globe rather than just in their native Caribbean waters. "We are looking at a worldwide silent invasion ," says Dr. Maria Miglietta of the Smithsonian Tropical Marine Institute.
So if we could somehow monkey around with nature through DNA splicing and other bioengineering alchemy, think of the possibilities! It'd be the end of stocking as we know it! Bass and trout grow up, get caught and released over and over again, then when they grow old they simply transdifferentiate back into a young, healthy fish ready to be caught again It's brilliant! What could possibly go wrong?