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  • Germany: Truck tips over, floods field with fish

    04/20/2018 9:45:10 AM PDT · by bgill · 19 replies
    mysa ^ | Apr. 20, 2018 | Stefan Sauer/
    A tractor-trailer tried to take a turn and toppled over, tipping its entire load of fish onto a German farmer's field. Police says some 20 metric tons (22 tons) of sprat spilled out of the truck in Friday's accident in the northeastern state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. German news agency dpa quoted a police spokesman saying: "The fish bar is open."
  • Man warns pet owners after fish tank releases 'second deadliest' poison, hospitalizes 10

    04/05/2018 3:40:52 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    | Fox News ^ | Jennifer Earl
    At first, Chris Matthews thought a flu bug had hit his entire family last week when they started to feel nauseous and experience eye problems at the same time. But when the family's two dogs started to show symptoms, Matthews knew something was wrong. Matthews had cleaned out the aquarium inside his house in Steventon, England, a day prior. The 27-year-old was transferring rocks and other items from the fish tank into another container, so he could clean each item individually. When he was finished power cleaning the tank, Matthews shut the door and went to bed. The next day, Matthews and...
  • Battle of species pits protected sea lions vs. fragile fish [CA-OR-WA]

    03/22/2018 1:08:18 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    www.seattletimes.com ^ | Updated March 22, 2018 at 12:44 pm | By GILLIAN FLACCUS
    NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — The 700-pound sea lion blinked in the sun, sniffed the sea air and then lazily shifted to the edge of the truck bed and plopped onto the beach below. Freed from the cage that carried him to the ocean, the massive marine mammal shuffled into the surf, looked left, looked right and then started swimming north as a collective groan went up from wildlife officials who watched from the shore. After two days spent trapping and relocating the animal designated #U253, he was headed back to where he started — an Oregon river 130 miles (209...
  • It looks like a fish, but it’s not. Meet the robot built to spy on ocean life

    03/21/2018 7:06:22 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    L A Times ^ | Mar 21, 2018 | 11:00 AM | By Deborah Netburn
    It is the first robotic fish to contend with the currents and pressures of an actual ocean setting for an extended period of time. In a study published Wednesday in Science Robotics, the authors describe how SoFi can nimbly navigate a coral reef off Fiji in three dimensions, swimming up, down, left, right and forward, all at the behest of a diver armed with what looks like a Nintendo controller. The authors also report that the robot can handle water depths of about 60 feet, and appears to swim alongside real fish without spooking them. "For us, this fish is...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    02/16/2018 4:51:36 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 175 replies
    My mother-in-law used to get frozen Blue Hake from the Schwan company; they don’t seem to have the unbreaded kind anymore, but this recipe for Savory Blue Hake from Genius Kitchen, which used to be printed on the Schwan’s box, will also work with cod, haddock or whiting. My husband also used to just dredge these filets in seasoned flour, and fry them up in butter: http://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/savory-blue-hake-174193The site ‘Catholic Cuisine’ has all kinds of Lenten recipes, including this one for Baja Fish Tacos: catholiccuisine.blogspot.com/2008/12/fish-tacos-for-friday.html-JT
  • Scientists discover the secrets behind the cuttlefish's 3-D 'invisibility cloak'

    02/15/2018 12:51:58 PM PST · by Red Badger · 13 replies
    phys.org ^ | February 15, 2018 | University of Cambridge
    A young European cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) trying to escape predation by expressing dermal papillae in 3-D and a mottled pattern, both of which disrupt the body contour and allow the cuttlefish to fool predators by avoiding recognition. As reported by Gonzalez-Bellido et al., these muscular structures contain a mix of muscle types that allow the animal to express and flatten the papillae quickly, and to maintain papillae expression for extensive periods without the need for neural input. The circuit that controls them appears homologous to the squid skin iridescence circuit. Credit: P Gonzalez-Bellido. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ An international team of scientists has...
  • Trump’s new food-stamps plan: A basket of U.S. food, direct to your doorstep

    02/12/2018 3:26:49 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 108 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | Feb 12, 2018 3:01 p.m. ET
    The White House says the changes could save $214 billion over a decade. “The Budget proposes to combine the traditional retail-based SNAP electronic benefit with the direct provision of nutritious and 100 percent American-grown USDA Foods to participating households. This cost-effective proposal maintains our commitment to helping needy families avoid hunger while generating substantial savings,” the budget said. Households receiving $90 per month or more would get a portion in shelf-stable milk, ready to eat cereals, pasta, peanut butter, beans and canned fruit, vegetables, and meat, poultry or fish. The remainder of the benefit would go onto the debit card...
  • Eating Fish Weekly Raises IQ By Almost 5 Points In Children, Study Finds

    12/24/2017 2:27:39 PM PST · by blam · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-24-1017
    A study by a research team from the University of Pennsylvania found that eating fish at least once a week can raise children’s IQ by nearly 5 points in the Wechsler Intelligence Scale. The study was conducted last month among 541 Chinese children between the ages of 9 and 11. The children answered questionnaires about how often they had eaten fish in the past four weeks and the options ranged from “never” to “at least once a week.” The findings showed that those who eat fish once a week scored 4.8 points higher on the IQ test than those who...
  • Adventurous Minnesotans Seek Lutefisk Come Yuletide

    12/22/2017 3:16:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    CBS Minnesota ^ | December 22, 2017
    Adventurous Minnesotans Seek Lutefisk Come Yuletide December 22, 2017 at 3:55 pm Filed Under:Lutefisk, Olsen Fish Company (credit: CBS) MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The holidays are full of traditions, and for many Minnesota families, that means serving up lutefisk. The Olsen Fish Company has been providing traditional Scandinavian foods for well over 100 years. ADVERTISING Norwegian immigrants in Minneapolis began importing herring and lutefisk then processed it themselves. The same process is used to this day. This is still a common practice in Norway and even parts of Africa. “Basically take the head off, cut the guts and tie the tail...
  • llegal Fish Traps Removed From Guadalupe River

    12/20/2017 10:12:19 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | December 20, 2017 | Julia Baum
    San Jose residents are being asked to keep an eye out for people setting illegal fish traps in local waterways after city workers and South Bay Clean Creeks Coalition volunteers recently broke up several found in the Guadalupe River. The traps were discovered about two weeks ago under the Julian Street bridge and farther south near Virginia and Willow streets. The fish traps are built out of large items like river rock, which block the stream so fish become penned into a shallow pool of water away from their migratory path. That makes it easy for poachers to nab the...
  • Biologists record the machine-gun sound of the loudest known fish

    12/20/2017 7:54:42 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 19, 2017 | Ben Guarino
    Each year between February and June, the fish gather to spawn in Mexico's Colorado River Delta. The fish, a type of croaker called the Gulf corvina, meet in water as cloudy as chocolate milk. It's a reunion for the entire species, all members of which reproduce within a dozen-mile stretch of the delta. When the time is right, a few days before the new or full moons, the male fish begin to sing. To humans, the sound is machine guns going off just below the waterline. To female fish, the rapid burr-burr-burr is a Bing Crosby croon. Make that Bing...
  • Trump Opens More U.S. Waters to Offshore Oil Drilling—So Grab the Fishing Poles!

    12/15/2017 9:47:24 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 16, 2017 | Humberto Fontova
    The Trump administration is preparing to unveil as soon as this week expansive offshore oil plan that would open the door to selling new drilling rights in Atlantic waters, according to people familiar with the plan… President Donald Trump his Interior Department to write the new blueprint with the aim of auctioning oil and gas drilling rights off the U.S. East Coast -- territory that his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, had had had had ruled out..” Don’t get me wrong! Cheaper energy and greater energy independence for our nation are nothing to sneeze at! But many of us familiar...
  • Fish die as Lower Santa Cruz is diverted for Ina bridge construction

    11/23/2017 8:16:31 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Tucson.com ^ | November 13/20, 2017 | Tony Davis, Arizona Daily Star
    Up to 1,000 non-native fish died in the Lower Santa Cruz River, a retired fish biologist says, because a state contractor diverted river water for an Ina Road bridge construction project. The diversion moved the river’s treated sewage effluent from the west bank to the east bank, away from the towering, shady willow trees along the west bank. It ended Friday, a little more than a week after it started, when the contractor dug a new channel near the bridge site to reverse the effluent’s course back to the west bank. The diversion “was a necessary part of the construction,”...
  • Leslie Fish's "Space Hero" filk for Star Trek - funny

    11/20/2017 2:29:46 PM PST · by mairdie · 13 replies
    If funny isn't it today, then perhaps Carole King's "Tapestry" for Tasha Yar and Data from Star Trek Next Gen, a really beautiful piece.
  • Christmas Eve the Italian way means fish, fish and more fish

    11/11/2017 1:08:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Crux ^ | November 11, 2017 | The Associated Press
    The Feast of the Seven Fishes is an Italian-American tradition to ring in Christmas Eve, when Roman Catholics celebrate the midnight birth of Jesus, known in Italian as "La Viglia." Fish is a traditional ingredient in the Christmas Eve dinner because custom calls for the eschewing of red meat leading up to the holiday. The Culinary Institute of America has provided a recipe to celebrate this tradition. For a holiday so widely celebrated, the traditions surrounding Christmas are as unique as the ornaments that decorate your tree. From decor, songs, stories and gifts, Christmas looks a little bit different in...
  • Anti-Trump media makes up fake story about overfeeding fish at Japanese koi pond

    11/06/2017 6:46:30 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 35 replies
    Fox ^ | Brian Flood
    President Trump and Japan Prime Minister Abe carried on a tradition of feeding carp at a Koi pond in Tokyo when CNN and the mainstream media decided to twist the narrative to make Trump appear like a buffoon. CNN ran the headline, “Trump feeds fish, winds up pouring entire box of food into Koi pond,” with a misleading tweet from reporter Veronica Rocha only showing Trump dumping the entire box of food. Her footage is conveniently edited to skip Abe doing the same thing. Abe dumped his entire box into the pond and Trump followed while the Prime Minister smiled....
  • ...video under FWC scrutiny, hammerhead shark shot, killed [Florida Media Meltdown]

    08/04/2017 2:44:28 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    WFLA-TV ^ | 8/3/17 | Peter Bernard
    .....another controversial video is out there involving marine life and young men. This time, instead of dragging a shark behind a speeding boat, this latest clip shows two young men using a gun to kill a hammerhead....
  • Tilapia . . . 'nuf said.

    07/16/2017 3:45:17 PM PDT · by Macoozie · 103 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 09, 2014 | Sky McCarthy
    A 2009 study conducted by the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture cited some alarming facts about Chinese farm-raised seafood.
  • The right to hunt and fish is called barbaric [Maine]

    04/27/2017 5:56:41 PM PDT · by SJackson · 42 replies
    Georges Outdoors ^ | April 27, 2017 | George Smith
    A proposed Constitutional amendment to “Establish the Right to Hunt and Fish” drew angry testimony from the anti-hunting and anti-trapping crowd. “This bill is barbaric,” testified John Glowa of China, who called LD 11 “the worst piece of legislation I have seen in more than twenty years of coming before this committee, and I have seen some bad ones.” Glowa also called the bill “the poison fruit of the paranoia seed planted by the out-of-state gun lobby and by radical extremist consumptive users.” And yes, that was way over the top. Katie Hansberry of the Humane Society of the United...
  • "Feces of youth" extends fish lifespan by 37 percent

    04/05/2017 3:20:11 PM PDT · by rightwingcrazy · 18 replies
    New Atlas ^ | April 4, 2017 | Rich Haridy
    The mysterious world of gut bacteria is a hot area of research in science right now. The systemic implications of our gut flora are being found to have vast holistic effects from potentially affecting the symptoms of autism to influencing neurodegeneration in the brain. New research on the turquoise killfish could point to another effect of our gut microbiome – moderating aging. Several studies in recent years have found interesting links between aging and gut microbiota. From mice to men we've seen evidence of age-related differences in the microbiome between the old and young. It seems increasingly clear that as...