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  • Fish as Smart as Apes?

    12/06/2016 8:06:11 AM PST · by fishtank · 42 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Dec. 2016 | Jeffrey P. Tomkins, Ph.D.
    Fish as Smart as Apes? by Jeffrey P. Tomkins, Ph.D. * Evidence for Creation Since evolutionary thinking permeates the entire spectrum of biology, scientists are consistently surprised by the mental abilities of creatures thought to be lower on the so-called tree of life. In this mythical tree of evolutionary progression, apes are thought to be at the top of the intelligence scalesecond only to humans. But now we have numerous examples of other land creatures, most notably birds, that rival or exceed apes mental capabilities.1-3 But what about fish, the supposed ancient ancestors of all land-dwelling animals? With such a...
  • North Carolina Man Hooks Massive 112-Pound Catfish While Fishing

    12/02/2016 8:47:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 97 replies
    CBS News ^ | December 2, 2016 | JENNIFER EARL
    It was hook, line and sinker literally for a man who went out fishing over Thanksgiving. Equipped with only a small rod, Wilmington, North Carolina, resident Riahn Brewington struggled as he tried to pull out a fish from Cape Fear River last week. He caught a catfish, but not just any catfish: a giant catfish that weighed more than 112 pounds. The bloated fish was bigger than the top half of Brewingtons body. Brewington couldnt believe his eyes, and neither could his friends when the fisherman posted his prized catch on Facebook. Holy Catfish!!! one Facebook user exclaimed....
  • A Japanese theme park thought it was a good idea to freeze 5,000 dead fish in a skating rink

    11/28/2016 8:23:34 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 35 replies
    washington post ^ | 28 Nov 2016 | Amy B Wang
    An amusement park in southwestern Japan has closed its ice-skating rink after public outrage over the rink's key feature: 5,000 dead fish frozen into the ice itself.... We had intended to give the feel of the ocean to this ice skating rink, with the image of fish swimming in the ocean, Space World general manager Toshimi Takeda told the newspaper. And we intended to make visitors have fun and learn more about fish.... We sincerely apologize to everyone who was upset by the 'Ice Aquarium,' " the theme park tweeted.
  • Yellow-billed cuckoos seen two times in Delta County ( Colorado - UN Agenda 21 )

    09/26/2016 8:20:01 AM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | September 25, 2016 | Gary Harmon
    There were two sightings of Western yellow-billed cuckoos this year, both in Delta County, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said. The secretive birds are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering designating parts of western Colorado as critical habitat for the migratory bird, including lands along the Colorado River through Mesa County. Sightings which frequently involve people hearing the cuckoos distinctive klak-klak sound have been recorded in Mesa and Delta counties in previous years. ... We have changed the initial map due to comments from the proposed...
  • A reel honor: Scientists name new fish after Obama

    09/03/2016 11:56:01 AM PDT · by PROCON · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | Sep. 2, 2016 | Eugene Scott
    Washington (CNN)It isn't exactly a squid pro quo, but scientists are naming a new fish after President Barack Obama partly as a way to say thanks for his decision last month to create a new protected area off the Hawaiian coast. National Geographic reported Friday that the maroon and gold creature, which was discovered 300 feet deep in the waters off Kure Atoll, is the only known fish to live within Papahānaumokuākea, an expanse of coral reefs and seamounts home to more than 7,000 species. One looking for the fish's official name, however, is likely to stay hooked -- a...
  • Wanted: Fish Food That Isnt Fish

    08/26/2016 4:52:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    UnDark ^ | August 25, 2016 | Nick Leiber
    Humans are eating more fish than ever. And since 2014, most of what we eat has come not from the wild, but from fish farms operated by the fast-growing aquaculture industry. But what do these farmed fish eat? The answer is just as unappetizing as it sounds and just as worrisome to advocates of sustainable seafood. The typical fish-farm diet (aquafeed, in industry parlance) contains fish specifically fish meal and fish oil, made largely from wild-caught forage fish. And because stocks of wild fish are declining, that poses a serious long-term problem for the world food supply. Wild...
  • Act III - Finale - a long train of abuses and usurpations

    08/09/2016 8:54:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/09/16 | Gary Hunt
    The Harassment of the Hammonds Upon examination of the governments trail of paperwork spanning a period of nearly two decades , between the Hammonds and the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR), it is apparent that they were being persecuted by the federal government for simply insisting upon exercising their historical right to trail cattle. This began long before the controlled burn in 2002 and the backfire in 2006 that resulted in them being sentenced to five years in federal prison. What is plainly a long train of abuses has been well documented...
  • Huge, once-hated fish now seen as weapon against Asian carp

    07/29/2016 2:09:02 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 62 replies
    phys.org ^ | July 29, 2016 | by Tammy Webber
    In this July 6, 2016 photo, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service personnel struggle with carrying an adult alligator gar to a transportation tank at the Private John Allen National Fish Hatchery in Tupelo, Miss. Alligator gar can weigh several hundred pounds and be over eight feet long. Several male and female adult alligator gar are captured in fresh water lakes and rivers and are brought to the facility so they can lay and fertilize the eggs as biologists and environmentalists are working to reintroduce the once-reviled alligator gar as a weapon against another huge species: invasive Asian carp. The gar...
  • Huge, once-hated fish now seen as weapon against Asian carp [Alligator Gar]

    07/29/2016 7:24:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 51 replies
    AP ^ | July 29, 2016 | Staff
    It's a toothy giant that can grow longer than a horse and heavier than a refrigerator, a fearsome-looking prehistoric fish that plied U.S. waters from the Gulf of Mexico to Illinois until it disappeared from many states a half-century ago. Persecuted by anglers and deprived of places to spawn, the alligator gar with a head that resembles an alligator and two rows of needlelike teeth survived primarily in southern states in the tributaries of Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico after being declared extinct in several states farther north. To many, it was a freak, a "trash fish"...
  • Vietnam breaks up protests as anger seethes over fish deaths

    06/05/2016 3:01:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 6/4/16 | AFP
    Dozens of activists were detained in Vietnam's two biggest cities Sunday as they tried to hold protests calling for greater government transparency over a recent spate of mass fish deaths. Tonnes of dead fish and other marine life began washing up on central Vietnamese shores two months ago and continued to appear for two to three weeks, sparking widespread anger. Frustration has been further fuelled by a perceived lack of clarity from the communist leadership about what caused the deaths. Major streets in central Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City were temporarily deserted on Sunday morning as security forces blanketed...
  • Headless Zombie Fish tries to Bite

    05/16/2016 7:55:04 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 24 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 5/16/2016 | C Raleigh
    This bowfin is trying to fight back from becoming a meal, losing its head wont stop this determined fish. Watch a fish dinner try and turn the tables on some poor woman and bite the hand thats trying to make it into a fish fry. See the zombie fish in action here.
  • Rare rallies in Vietnam over mysterious mass fish deaths

    05/01/2016 8:57:07 AM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 11 replies
    reuters ^ | 5/1/16
    Hundreds of people demonstrated in Vietnam on Sunday against a Taiwanese firm they accuse of causing mass fish deaths along the country's central coast, with some also blaming the government for a sluggish response to a major environmental disaster. Though an official investigation has found no links between the fish deaths and a $10.6 billion coastal steel plant run by a unit of Taiwan's Formosa Plastics, public anger against the company has not abated. Hundreds gathered in Hanoi holding banners that said: "Formosa destroying the environment is a crime" and "Who poisoned the central region's waters?" Others said: "Formosa out...
  • Islamic State turns to selling fish and cars

    04/28/2016 1:04:03 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 18 replies
    reuters ^ | 4/28/16
    Islamic State earns millions of dollars a month running car dealerships and fish farms in Iraq, making up for lower oil income after its battlefield losses, Iraqi judicial authorities said on Thursday. Security experts once estimated the ultra-radical Islamist group's annual income at $2.9 billion, much of it coming from oil and gas installations in Iraq and Syria. The U.S.-led coalition has targeted Islamic State's financial infrastructure, using air strikes to reduce its ability to extract, refine and transport oil and so forcing fighters to reportedly take significant pay cuts. Yet the militants, who seized a third of Iraq's territory...
  • The Biggest Fish Ever Caught

    04/22/2016 12:58:17 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 24 replies
    Sport Fishing ^ | 2 Jan, 2015 | Sport Fishing Editors
    The largest fish ever caught and approved as IGFA All-Tackle World Records. This is all about big fish. Many of these big fish are sharks and billfish as well as some other species best released. Many of these records are decades old, during a time when a different awareness and sensibility about releasing fish prevailed. While today, we prefer to photograph such fish at the boat and let them go, we feel these catches represent a valid and eye-popping part of the history of sport fishing. SF Editors
  • Prehistoric peepers give vital clue in solving 300 million year old 'Tully Monster'

    04/13/2016 4:03:37 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 12 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 4/12/2016 | University of Leicester
    A 300 million year-old fossil mystery has been solved by a research team led by the University of Leicester, which has identified that the ancient 'Tully Monster' was a vertebrate -- due to the unique characteristics of its eyes. Tullimonstrum gregarium or as it is more commonly known the 'Tully Monster', found only in coal quarries in Illinois, Northern America, is known to many Americans because its alien-like image can be seen on the sides of large U-haul trailers which ply the freeways. Despite being an iconic image -- a fossil with a striped body, large tail, a pair of...
  • Expect roadblocks statewide during fishing and hunting seasons.(NM)

    04/12/2016 3:31:20 AM PDT · by MCF · 32 replies
    New Mexico Department of Game and Fish ^ | April 11, 2016 | Media contact: Karl Moffatt
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, ARPIL 11, 2016: Expect roadblocks statewide during fishing and hunting seasons SANTA FE The Department of Game and Fish will conduct roadblocks throughout the state during the hunting and fishing seasons to collect harvest data and to detect wildlife law violations. The 2016-17 fishing season began April 1. Youth turkey hunting season began April 8 and the general season begins April 15. For more information, please consult the department's fishing or hunting Rules & Information booklets available at www.wildlife.state.nm.us or at area offices and license vendors. At roadblocks, conservation officers also will check for compliance with...
  • Eat an Invasive Species for Dinner

    04/09/2016 8:06:36 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 39 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 8 Apr, 2016 | SARAH SHEMKUS
    To control the spread of lionfish, ecologists and chefs are trying to make it a mainstream meal option. American seafood enthusiasts have spent years dining on salmon, shrimp, and the occasional mahi mahi. Now a new, rather unexpected fish is starting to creep onto menus and into seafood shelves at supermarkets: lionfish. MORE FROM CIVIL EATS Civil Eats How One Visionary Changed School Food in Detroit What Happens When You Teach Math in the Garden? 5 Things to Know About the Congressional Battle over School Lunch As a growing number of people become aware of the vast environmental havoc this...
  • Amazing Blind Cavefish Walks Up Rocks and Waterfalls

    03/28/2016 12:51:51 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 17 replies
    Live Science ^ | 3/25/2016 | Mindy Weisberger, Senior Writer
    When the first water-dwelling creature wriggled up onto land about 400 million years ago, it took the first steps down an evolutionary path that would eventually lead to a diverse range of tetrapods animals with backbones and four limbs that navigate the world in a number of Now, scientists have discovered a blind cave-dwelling fish that "walks" around its rocky home, shuffling forward by shifting its pelvis back and forth in a way that is unique among fish alive today, but recalls adaptations that may have once allowed ancient fish to transition from water to land, hundreds of...
  • Supreme Court Justice Kagan uses Dr. Seuss in case argument

    02/26/2015 6:52:24 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 67 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 02/25/2015 | By Phillip Swarts
    When the Supreme Court announced its decision Wednesday on whether a fisherman should be charged under Wall Street regulatory laws, Justice Elena Kagan decided to include an unusual judicial argument: Dr. Seuss. In 2007 in Florida, law enforcement officials confronted fisherman John Yates, saying he had caught several red groupers that were too small. Mr. Yates then tossed the fish overboard. But he was charged under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which sought to punish the destruction of physical evidence in wake of the Enron scandal where accountants shredded thousands of documents. In a 5-4 decision announced Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled...
  • John Kasich Touts Voting for Assault Weapons Ban on The View

    03/13/2016 5:51:05 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 67 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/7/15 | The View
    John Kasich Touts Voting for Assault Weapons Ban on The View Video at link
  • ... 'Mutant' sea creature with a nose, feet, tail and WINGS baffles Caribbean island

    02/02/2016 10:56:21 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    The sea creature was caught in the port of Windward on the tiny island of Carriacou, a few miles from Grenada. ... Veteran fisherman Hope McLawrence, 74, who found himself staring into the eyes of the 'alien' creature when he hauled in his nets, admitted he was astounded and baffled. The foot-long beast had two feet with toes, no fin, a long bone on its back and 'a perfect human nose immediately above its mouth' according to Mr McLawrence ... The fish is believed to be a frogfish, an ambush predator that can eat almost anything that will fit into...
  • Secret of how the hagfish slimes predators to death is revealed and it could be used in nappies [tr]

    01/19/2016 6:31:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 19, 2016 | Ryan O'Hare
    It is probably the most unpleasant creature on Earth - the wriggling hagfish that envelopes would-be assailants with a cloud of slime. For the first time, scientists have unraveled exactly how the marine animal manages to produce this disgusting defensive response. And the researchers are now attempting to recreate the process for themselves in the laboratory in the hope of making new super-absorbant materials that can be used in plasters or babies nappies.
  • [N. Korea] Japan: Kim Jong-Un's Fishing Edict Behind Corpse-Filled 'Ghost Ships' Mystery

    12/22/2015 8:14:39 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    Breibart ^ | Dec 17, 2015 | Frances Martel
    Japan: Kim Jong-Un's Fishing Edict Behind Corpse-Filled 'Ghost Ships' Mystery by Frances Martel 17 Dec 2015 When dozens of ships carrying decaying bodies began to wash ashore near Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan, theories abounded regarding who were on the ships, where they were coming from, and what led to their deaths. Japanese officials are now saying they believe they have solved the mystery: the ghost ships belong to North Korean fishermen, urged by dictator Kim Jong-un to brave unreasonably dangerous weather for a bigger catch to bring home to the North Korean military. While similarly-constructed ships - often boasting barely-visible Hangul...
  • Before Japan ate raw fish, there was himono

    11/22/2015 6:40:44 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    The Japan Times ^ | Nov 20, 2015 | Makiko Itoh
    Japan is famous as a nation that loves raw seafood. But dried fish has a much longer history here and has played an important role in Japanese society for hundreds of years. There are basically two kinds of dried fish products in Japan. The first, which goes by various names, is dried (sometimes after fermenting) for a long period until it’s rock-hard and keeps very well, such as katsuobushi, fermented and dried skipjack tuna or bonito that is shaved like wood and used in dashi stock. The other type is usually called himono (roughly translates as “dried things”), which is...
  • Beer Guinness changes recipe to go vegan

    11/03/2015 6:26:51 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 59 replies
    FOX News ^ | 2 November 2015
    Beer Guinness changes recipe to go vegan Guinness is going vegan. Starting in 2016, the Irish beer will be fully vegan friendly for the first time since they started brewing beer 256 years ago, reports The Independent. Guinness, like many other brewers, use isinglass, a by-product of the fishing industry that's used to clarify the beer and make yeast settle faster. While most of the agent is filtered out during the brewing process, there are still traces of fish bladders in the finished product. Vegan customers have long been petitioning the brand to discontinue its use of isinglass. One was...
  • The Importance of Stability in Energy Production Regions: Jacki Daily Show

    10/20/2015 4:09:53 PM PDT · by RaceBannon
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 7/27/15 | The Jacki Daily Show
    The Importance of Stability in Energy Production Regions 7/27/15 On this week's Jacki Daily Show, Jacki speaks with Gal Luft of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security. She speaks to Phil Fishman, author of A Really Inconvenient Truth. Also Jacki speaks with Ed Ireland, PhD and leading expert on Barnett Shale issues. Dr. Gal Luft is co-director of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (IAGS) a Washington based think tank focused on energy security, and a senior adviser to the United States Energy Security Council, a cabinet level exta governmental advisory committee. He is also...
  • Watch Moment Sashimi Fish Jumps From Diners Dinner Plate

    10/15/2015 2:18:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    WGN TV ^ | OCTOBER 15, 2015 | Karly Free
    Raw fish is a Japanese delicacy - however, this sashimi fish might have been a little too fresh. Customers were eating at a restaurant in Japan when they noticed the fish they were served was moving. One customer took out their camera and started recording. First they saw the fins twitching. Then, the twitching turned into wiggling. The customers started screaming when the fish flopped off the plate.
  • Video: Its a baby f***ing whale, man! (NSFW due to Language)

    09/25/2015 8:54:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 23, 2015 | Allahpundit
    To cleanse the palate, via the Daily Beast, I give you the most Boston thing that ever has happened or ever will happen. I made the mistake of watching it while having lunch and laughed so hard that I had to stop so that I wouldnt choke. This guys basically a cross between Joe Pesci and Peter Griffin.
  • Fisherman reels in SUPER-FISH off the coast of Japan near Fukushima plant

    09/17/2015 10:46:55 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 48 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 18:47 EST, 16 September 2015 | By Corey Charlton
    Visibly straining as he holds it aloft, a Japanese fisherman grimaces as he proudly displays a terrifyingly large fish caught in the waters off Japan. With a gaping mouth large enough to swallow a small child, this creature - believed to be a wolffish - would not look out of place in a science fiction film. The massive catch was reeled in by Hirasaka Hiroshi, a fisherman who has made a career of landing and then eating unusual fish. Normally growing to about 1.2m in length, the wolffish Hirasaka caught measured close to two metres
  • Salmon spawns on Obama in Alaska

    09/03/2015 7:39:38 AM PDT · by McGruff · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | September 3, 2015 | Deena Zaru
    During his historic trip to Alaska, President Barack Obama spent some time fishing at Kanakanak Beach in Dillingham and in a comical moment, a salmon spawned on his shoes. Wearing a pair of orange gloves, Obama examined some of the fish that he caught. The second one he picked up began squirting at his shoes. "Uh-oh, what's happening there?" he asked.
  • Why Is This Northern Pike Neon Green? Experts Have Answers

    09/01/2015 3:13:20 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 32 replies
    Outdoor Hub ^ | 9-1-15 | Daniel Xu
    Its not nuclear mutation or a new species, so that rules out the more interesting answers, but why is this northern pike fluorescent green? Canadian angler Randy Straker caught this bizarre-looking fish from Great Slave Lake in Canadas Northwest Territories on Sunday, but he still has not figured out what gave the fish its strange color. The whole top of the fish had a different green, he told the CBC. If you look at the mouth, it looked like green lipstick. It was so bright. Straker was fishing with a friend, Craig Thomas, and neither men immediately noticed the fishs...
  • Scarce Salmon Caught in Bodega Bay Swells

    08/23/2015 5:52:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Napa Valley Register ^ | August 20, 2015 | Bill Ryan
    Local Angler scores a 27.5 pound Chinook salmon and a 7-pound striper on the Miss Anita off of Bodega Bay. George Lewis, a reader from Napa, sent me this nice photo of two of his fish. George said that skipper Aaron Orsini did an outstanding job of guiding the boat in heavy swells. This gave George the best chance to bring the fish to the net. He was the second local angler in just a week to tell me that the Miss Anita is a well-run boat. It is a 6-pack fishing just six anglers so its...
  • GROUSE GETTING BUSY! New Report Says Population Has Rebounded ( Colorado, NM ..)

    08/05/2015 2:13:08 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | August 5, 2015
    The sage grouse population has exploded in the last two years, growing by nearly two-thirds from more than 49,000 males in 2013 to more than 80,000 this year. ... This is encouraging news for the bird, and for the people whose lives would be turned upside down by the federal government if it still insists on listing the critter as an endangered species on the brink of extinction. The report considered the population across the birds 11-state habitat, with specific news on the growth in Colorado numbers ... The report falls on the heels of a gloom and doom forecast...
  • Newly Identified Snail-feeding Fish Named after President Obama

    07/15/2015 9:34:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Outdoorhub ^ | 7/14 | Daniel Xu
    Biologists working with the American Museum of Natural History recently honored President Barack Obama by naming a small fish after him and First Lady Michelle Obama. Officially designated as Teleogramma obamaorum in a study published in April, this African cichlid has only been spotted in a small region in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and is perhaps best known for its love of snails. The authors named this fish in honour of U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, in recognition of their commitment to science education, development, gender equality, and self-reliance for all peoples of African...
  • FWC: Trenton girl killed, family members injured in sturgeon strike on Suwannee River

    07/06/2015 9:10:43 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 15 replies
    suwanneedemocrat.com ^ | July 3/2015 | suwanneedemocrat.com
    Submitted by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission A 5-year-old girl was killed and her mother and brother were injured by a leaping sturgeon while boating with their family on the Suwannee River. The encounter happened Thursday evening at 8:47 p.m.
  • [from January 3, 2014] Giraffe Was on Menu in Pompeii Restaurants

    07/02/2015 8:13:32 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 40 replies
    Discovery News ^ | January 3, 2014 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Giraffe was on the menu in Pompeii's standard restaurants, says a new research into a non-elite section of the ancient Roman city buried by Mount Vesuvius' eruption in 79 A.D. The study, which will be presented on Jan. 4 at the Archaeological Institute of America and American Philological Association Joint Annual Meeting in Chicago, draws on a multi-year excavation in a forgotten area inside one of the busiest gates of Pompeii, the Porta Stabia. Steven Ellis, a University of Cincinnati associate professor of classics, said his team has spent more than a decade researching the life of the middle and...
  • After Waterway Closure, Minneapolis Sees An End To River Shipping[Asian Carp]

    06/22/2015 1:04:19 PM PDT · by Theoria · 24 replies
    NPR ^ | 22 June 2015 | Matt Sepic
    It's late on a Tuesday morning and as it's done every day for decades the Patrick Gannaway towboat pushes its two barges up the Mississippi River right through downtown Minneapolis. To get its 2,400 tons of sand, gravel, and limestone past the river's only waterfall, the barges take a five-story vertical ride inside the Upper St. Anthony Falls lock. Deckhands squeeze everything into the narrow chamber and use a winch to take up the slack in the boat's steel cables. In a control room above, a lock operator closes the chamber's enormous gates before opening a valve and...
  • Don't eat the fish on the streets, Newark residents warned

    06/02/2015 10:12:06 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 48 replies
    www.myfoxny.com ^ | Updated: Jun 02, 2015 6:10 AM CST | Staff
    MYFOXNY.COM/AP - The fish is not for eating. That's what Newark officials are saying to residents about the fish that have washed onto the streets following recent flooding. The fish were caught or found in flooded sewers, rivers, streams, and ponds after heavy rains doused the city. The alert was issued Monday by the city's Health and Community Wellness Department. Officials urged people to not trap, catch or eat any fish caught on the streets because it's unclear how "exposure to elements outside of their natural domains will affect them." There are several ponds and lakes in the region where...
  • Clever fish around the coast of Mallorca Island

    05/20/2015 8:19:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 05-20-2015 | Provided by Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. (FVB)
    To avoid overfishing and aid in sustainable exploitation, the status of the fish stocks has to be monitored regularly. In many cases stock assessment is based on fishery-dependent data generated from fish markets or creel surveys. The assumption is: the lower the catches in a certain unit of time, the smaller the stock of fish should be. The scientists Dr. Josep Als and Prof. Dr. Robert Arlinghaus from the German Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries and the Humboldt-Universitt zu Berlin have now shown that some fish species show enhanced gear-avoidance behaviour in regions with high angling intensity compared...
  • First In Fish: 'Fully Warm-Blooded' Moonfish Prowls The Deep Seas

    05/18/2015 12:38:10 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    NPR ^ | 05-15-2015 | Bill Chappell
    Over decades of studying the oceans' fishes, some species have been found to have partial warm-bloodedness. But scientists say the opah, or moonfish, circulates heated blood and puts it to a competitive advantage. "Nature has a way of surprising us with clever strategies where you least expect them," according to NOAA Fisheries biologist Nicholas Wegner, who works in the Southwest Fisheries Science Center in La Jolla, Calif. In a news release about the finding, Wegner said, "It's hard to stay warm when you're surrounded by cold water but the opah has figured it out." The opah is not a...
  • First Warm-Blooded Fish Found (opah or moonfish)

    05/15/2015 4:07:23 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    Live Science ^ | May 14, 2015 | Stephanie Pappas
    The car-tire-size opah is striking enough thanks to its rotund, silver body. But now, researchers have discovered something surprising about this deep-sea dweller: It's got warm blood. That makes the opah (Lampris guttatus) the first warm-blooded fish every discovered. Most fish are ectotherms, meaning they require heat from the environment to stay toasty. The opah, as an endotherm, keeps its own temperature elevated even as it dives to chilly depths of 1,300 feet (396 meters) in temperate and tropical oceans around the world.
  • Israel Returns 15 Fishing Boats to Gaza

    04/30/2015 5:08:54 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/4/15
    Israel has returned 15 fishing boats seized in recent years off the Gaza coast, the Israel Defense Forces said late Wednesday. "The naval branch (navy) returned to Gaza 15 fishing boats which deviated from the Strip's permitted fishing zone and were seized over the years," the IDF statement read. The small vessels were dragged back to shore by a boat from the Gaza fishermen's union, an AFP photographer said. Because of security concerns, Israel bans fishing off the coast of Gaza beyond six nautical miles. Boats that exceed that limit are often fired on as a warning. Gazan fisherman, meanwhile,...
  • Tuna Company, 2 Employees Charged in Death of Worker in Oven

    Bumble Bee Foods and two employees were charged Monday with violating safety regulations in the death of a California worker who was cooked in an industrial oven with tons of tuna, prosecutors said.
  • Paratrooper takes fish on parachute jump

    04/17/2015 6:38:41 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 62 replies
    A paratrooper who was preparing to leave the US army decided that he would make his last parachute jump more memorable by taking along a fish. The day before his final jump on April 11, Spc. Matthew Tattersall went out and purchased a Siamese fighter, which he called 'Willy Makeit'. He placed the fish in a water bottle and poked a few holes into it to allow air to get in. Then he hid the bottle in his pocket as he knew he wouldn't be allowed to jump from the plane with the fish. "That's my pet fish named Willy...
  • Warm blob in Pacific Ocean linked to weird weather across the U.S.

    04/09/2015 8:48:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    washington.edu ^ | Hannah Hickey
    The one common element in recent weather has been oddness. The West Coast has been warm and parched; the East Coast has been cold and snowed under. Fish are swimming into new waters, and hungry seals are washing up on California beaches. A long-lived patch of warm water off the West Coast, about 1 to 4 degrees Celsius (2 to 7 degrees Fahrenheit) above normal, is part of whats wreaking much of this mayhem, according to two University of Washington papers to appear in Geophysical Research Letters, a journal of the American Geophysical Union. In the fall of 2013 and...
  • Sneak Peek Inside Bass Pro

    04/02/2015 12:51:23 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 4 replies
    myfoxmemphis.com ^ | 04/02/15 | myfoxmemphis.com
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid, an iconic new destination experience located in downtown Memphis, will celebrate its grand opening Wednesday, April 29 at 6 p.m. with a special Evening for Conservation event.
  • Underwater Bowfishing: What Will They Think of Next? [VIDEO]

    03/23/2015 11:07:10 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 22 replies
    wideopenspaces.com ^ | 03/21/15 | Jake Hofer
    These folks take things to the next level with underwater bowfishing. After having little success above water, these three guys had an epiphany to get down in the water with the carp.
  • Fisherman Gets a Sneak Attack from Behind By Something You May Not Expect [VIDEO]

    03/20/2015 10:28:26 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 10 replies
    wideopenspaces.com ^ | 03/16/15 | Brad Smith
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  • Bizarre-looking deep water Mola Mola fish ventures to the surface [tr] [ed]

    03/19/2015 7:53:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 19, 2015 | Lydia Willgress
    One of the world's weirdest fish has been captured making a rare appearance above the water. With its bulbous eyes, flat body and tiny fins, the Mola Mola is an unusual sight in the blue waters of California. But short of shying away from the camera the fish appeared to strike a pose. The photographs of the bizarre-looking ocean sunfish were taken by experienced diver Daniel Botelho.
  • Nova Scotia aquaculture fish killed by superchilled water

    03/05/2015 11:50:56 AM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    CBC News ^ | Mar 03, 2015 3:15 PM AT | Staff
    Cooke Aquaculture sites in Annapolis Basin, Shelburne Harbour, Jordan Bay reporting mortalities Fish at three aquaculture sites in Nova Scotia have died and a so-called superchill is suspected, the provincial Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture said Tuesday. Cooke Aquaculture's sites in the Annapolis Basin, Shelburne Harbour and Jordan Bay are reporting mortalities, officials said. A fish health veterinarian visited the Annapolis Basin and Shelburne Harbour sites and is expected to visit the Jordan Bay site in the next few days to investigate the cause of death, Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell said in a statement. "Our provincial fish health...