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‘Haven’t been seen for 25 years’: rains bring salmon back to California streams

Endangered coho salmon spotted returning to spawning grounds after well-timed precipitationThe heavy rains that soaked California late last year were welcomed by farmers, urban planners – and endangered coho salmon.“We’ve seen fish in places that they haven’t been for almost 25 years,” said Preston Brown, the director of watershed conservation for the Salmon Protection and Watershed Network (Spawn). Continue reading...
Tags: California, Environment, US news, Fish, Wildlife, Marine Life, Preston Brown, Salmon Protection

Cutting the food chain? The controversial plan to turn zooplankton into fish oil

A budding industry that aims to catch zooplankton for health supplements and fish food has scientists fearing that its effects on marine ecosystems could be devastating• ‘It’s mind-boggling’: the hidden cost of our obsession with fish oil pillsA few times a day, off the Faroe Islands’ coast, the crew of the Jákup Sverri marine survey ship test the water, measuring its salinity, temperature and oxygen at different sea depths. But they also look for something else.Durita Sørensen, a laboratory tec...
Tags: Food, Europe, Business, Animals, Environment, World news, Fish, Fish Oil, Wildlife, Conservation, Marine Life, Oceans, Fishing, Faroe Islands, Norway, Sørensen

‘It’s mind-boggling’: the hidden cost of our obsession with fish oil pills

The market in this prized commodity is worth billions – but are the supposed benefits worth the cost to global ecosystems?Scanning the shelves and internet for fish oil is a dizzying task. There are dozens of brands available and, although the typical consideration for the popular supplement is that quality matters most, it is not the only factor.These prized products travel a long way before being labelled as “pure” and “fresh” – starting with the industrial-scale grinding down of a tiny fish t...
Tags: Food, Environment, Life and style, Fish, Fish Oil, Wildlife, Marine Life, Oceans, Health & wellbeing, Fishing

Revealed: many common omega-3 fish oil supplements are ‘rancid’

Independent tests find that a number of products on the market use oxidised oils, with the rancidity often masked by flavouringsMore than one in 10 fish oil supplements tested from among 60 large retail brands are rancid, while nearly half are just under the recommended maximum limit, according to independent tests.Conducted over several years by Labdoor, which analyses vitamins and supplements based on criteria such as purity, label accuracy and nutritional value, the tests measured common US-b...
Tags: Health, Business, Environment, US, Life and style, World news, Fish, Wildlife, Marine Life, Health & wellbeing, Fishing Industry, Labdoor

Char siu pork and General Tso’s golden hake – recipes for the lunar new year

Three food writers suggest celebratory Cantonese, Sichuanese and Taiwanese dishes that will have you over the moonTraditionally, a whole fish is steamed at the new year to symbolise abundance and unity, because the homonym for fish means “abundance”. I’m using sustainable hake fillets which are tender and succulent. They belong to the cod family so they still have a wonderful texture, slightly smaller flakes than cod but still a delicious sweet taste. For this recipe, I am using hake fillets wit...
Tags: Food, Vegetables, Life and style, Fish, Chinese Food And Drink, Tso, Lunar New Year, Char Siu

Norway blows up hydro dam to restore river health and fish stocks

Campaign by local angling club to free fishes’ migratory routes is part of move across Europe to create free-flowing riversA dam that has blocked the Tromsa River in Norway for more than 100 years was blown up with dynamite this week, freeing migratory routes for fish.“It’s a big step,” said Tore Solbakken of Norwegian angling club Gudbrandsdal Sportsfiskeforening, who has campaigned for five years to have the old hydropower plant dam removed. “I’m very happy. It’s all about restoring healthy ri...
Tags: Europe, Environment, Fish, Conservation, Norway, Biodiversity, Rivers, Hydropower, Tromsa River, Tore Solbakken

Huge icefish colony of 60m nests found on Antarctic seabed – video

Researchers exploring Antarctica’s seabed have discovered a thriving, unprecedented colony of icefish 'about a third of the size of London'. 'We expected to see the normal Antarctic seafloor … [but] during the first four hours of our dive, we saw nothing but fish nests,' said Autun Purser, of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in Germany, and lead author of the study published in Current Biology.‘Nothing but fish nests’: huge icefish colony found in Antarctic sea Continue...
Tags: London, Biology, Germany, Fish, Oceans, Antarctica, Autun Purser, Antarctic sea Continue

‘Nothing but fish nests’: huge icefish colony found in Antarctic sea

Researchers make unprecedented discovery of 60m active nests while collecting data in Weddell SeaResearchers exploring Antarctica’s seabed have discovered a thriving, unprecedented colony of icefish “about a third of the size of London”.The surprise discovery of about 60 million active nests was made by a team of biologists while collecting routine data at 1.5-2.5 metres above the seafloor of Antarctica’s southern Weddell Sea. Before this discovery, the largest found colony contained only 60 nes...
Tags: Science, London, Biology, Environment, World news, Fish, Oceans, Antarctica, Antarctic sea, Weddell Sea Before

‘Babies here are born sick’: are Bolivia’s gold mines poisoning its indigenous people?

The government has been criticised for apparent inaction as evidence mounts that mercury contamination is causing illness in fishing communitiesOutside a small brick house shared by four families, Daniela Prada, who is heavily pregnant, gathers guava leaves to make a tea for her two-year-old son.“My baby gets sick a lot,” she says, boiling a pot of water in her outdoor kitchen. “He always has diarrhoea and last night he had a fever. Most of the time I give him natural medicine.”In an identical h...
Tags: Health, Environment, Americas, Fish, Mining, Pollution, Global development, Indigenous Peoples, Rivers, Bolivia, Global Health, Daniela Prada, Oscar Lurici, Eyiyo Quibo, Beni River

Goldfish who can drive: why scientists taught fish to navigate a watery tank on wheels

Israeli researchers say their fish – named after characters from Pride and Prejudice – reveal navigation is a universal abilityGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingIt might be an imaginary character straight out of a Dr Seuss book: The goldfish who could drive. But it’s real. Incredibly, Israeli researchers created a robotic car and report that they taught six fish – named after characters from Pride and Prejudice – to navigate it on land.It’s all in the name of science, of cours...
Tags: Science, Environment, Australia news, Fish, Seuss, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Shachar Givon, Behavioural Brain Research Continue

Hardcore Fishing Anime Slow Loop Irresistibly Cute

Those who have yet to give up on the shrinking moe genre can perhaps appreciate Slow Loop as the series has two cute girls enjoying the sport of fishing, the antics and facts delivered about the hobby bound to have otaku picking it up in their spare time (should they dare travel outside). Omake:
Tags: Comedy, Fish, Fishing, Anime, Moe, Oppai, Image Gallery, Sukumizu, Connect, Omake, Slow Loop

New study shows that goldfish can drive cars

In a recent scientific study published in the journal of Behavioral Brain Research, a group of researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel explain how they taught a goldfish to drive. Yes really. I am excited to share a new study led by Shachar Givon & @MatanSamina w/ Ohad Ben Shahar: Goldfish can learn to navigate a small robotic vehicle on land. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Animals, Israel, Fish, Animal Behavior, Navigation, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Goldfish, Animal Intelligence, Fishy Business, Animal Oddities, Behavioral Brain Research, Fish Operated Vehicles, Shachar Givon @MatanSamina, Ohad Ben Shahar

Fish rained from the sky in Texas this week

On Wednsesday, fish rained from the sky in Texarkana, Texas. "Animal rain is a phenomenon that occurs when small water animals like frogs, crabs, and small fish are swept up in waterspouts or drafts that occur on the surface of the earth. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Texas, News, Weird, Fish, Forteana, Fish Falls, Texarkana Texas Animal

UK zoo helps lost Mexican fish live to see another Tequila sunrise

Declared extinct in the wild in 2003, species has been reintroduced to its native river after being bred in ChesterA “charismatic little fish” declared extinct in the wild has been reintroduced to its native Mexico after being bred in an aquarium at Chester zoo.The tequila fish (Zoogoneticus tequila), which grows to no bigger than 70mm long, disappeared from the wild in 2003 owing to the introduction of invasive, exotic fish species and water pollution. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Mexico, Animals, Environment, Americas, UK News, World news, Fish, Wildlife, Conservation, Endangered Species, Chester

Plastic beads could make nets more visible to cetaceans, scientists say

Beads add hardly any extra weight to fishing gear and could save thousands of lives, it is claimedSimple plastic beads could save the lives of some of the thousands of porpoises and other cetaceans that get caught in fishing nets each year, scientists say.Harbour porpoises use echolocation to find their prey and for orientation. However, their acoustic signals cannot pick up the mesh of a gillnet, and as a result they often become trapped.
Tags: Animals, Environment, World news, Fish, Wildlife, Conservation, Marine Life, Oceans, Fishing, Cetaceans

I spent my house deposit on a boat to reach the Mokohinau Islands – the magic on our doorstep | Clarke Gayford

It wasn’t a financially astute move but it led to my TV series and helped me discover the truly important things in lifeGuardian writers and readers describe their favourite place in New Zealand’s wilderness and why it’s special to themMy entire experience of Auckland changed when I got a boat. It was the perfect antidote to a professional DJ lifestyle, where getting up at 5am to be on the water become immeasurably preferable to coming home at 5am from work. On trips out I began sticking my head...
Tags: Television, Environment, Fish, Culture, Asia Pacific, Wildlife, Marine Life, Oceans, New Zealand, Fishing, Auckland, Clarke Gayford, Mokohinau Islands, Brown Thunder

Brexit one year on: so how’s it going?

Those promised rewards for Britain of leaving the European Union should surely be with us by now. What have been the costs and gains of ‘taking our country back’?On New Year’s Day the UK will have been fully out of the European Union for a year: out of its political and legal structures, out of its single market, out of its customs union.This was what Boris Johnson and Michael Gove – who led the Leave campaign – had wanted. No awkward halfway house like Theresa May had negotiated. No Brexit ligh...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, European Union, Fish, Britain, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Farming, Economic policy, Northern Ireland, Michael Gove, Fishing, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Economic growth (GDP

Aquatic Life: How To Set Up A Fun Freshwater Tank

A freshwater tank or aquarium is used to keep different types of aquatic life. An aquarium is relaxing, and it improves the aesthetic appearance of your home. If you want to set up a fish tank for the first time, there are different things you should consider. Read on to learn how to set up a freshwater tank. Type of Species you Want to Keep The first thing you should consider is choosing the appropriate aquarium for the type of fish or any other aquatic life you intend to keep. For instanc...
Tags: Home, Pets, Fish, Aquarium, Plants, Tanks, Care, The Pet Blog Lady, Axolotls

From baked rice to braised cod: Yotam Ottolenghi’s one-pan recipes

One tray or pan is all you need for these three dishes: braised cod with winter tomatoes, fennel and caperberries; a baked basmati dish with lots of oniony punch; and parsnips roasted with black pepper and parmesanOne-pot or one-pan cooking is great for all sorts of reasons. Not only does it save on the washing-up, but it also leads to really tasty dishes, because all the different flavours have the time to come together and really mingle, rather than meet for the first time on the plate. Which ...
Tags: Food, UK, Cheese, Vegetables, Tomatoes, Fish, Side Dishes, Seafood, Main course, Winter food and drink, Rice, Yotam Ottolenghi, Ocado Continue

From irresistible nibbles to decadent desserts: our best recipes for Christmas Day

A festive collection from our archive of favourite starters, main courses and puddingsA decadent starter – and a godsend for cooks who like to get ahead. Continue reading...
Tags: Meat, Food, Snacks, Christmas, Life and style, Fish, Chicken, Main course, Pork, Baking, Pie, Starter, Dessert, Salad, Christmas food and drink

Astounding footage of deep sea "spook fish" with a transparent head

This footage of a magnificent barreleye (aka "spook fish") was captured by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute underwater robot off the coast of California. The barreleye (Macropinna microstoma) reaches a maximum size of 6 inches and lives at depths of around 2,500 feet. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, California, Animals, Fish, Oceans, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Batman loach returns: fish feared extinct found in Turkey

Scientists working on the Search For The Lost Fishes project have spotted the freshwater Batman River loach, which has not been seen since 1974A freshwater fish that scientists thought was extinct has been found in south-east Turkey, after an absence of nearly 50 years.“I’ve been researching this area for 12 years and this fish was always on my wishlist,” said Dr Cüneyt Kaya, associate professor at Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University. “It’s taken a long time. When I saw the distinctive bands on the ...
Tags: Animals, Environment, World news, Turkey, Fish, Wildlife, Conservation, Endangered Species, Batman, Rivers, south east Turkey, Cuneyt Kaya, Batman River, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University

Listen to the fish sing: scientists record 'mind-blowing' noises of restored coral reef

Vibrant soundscape shows Indonesian reef devastated by blast fishing is returning to healthFrom whoops to purrs, snaps to grunts, and foghorns to laughs, a cacophony of bizarre fish songs have shown that a coral reef in Indonesia has returned rapidly to health.Many of the noises had never been recorded before and the fish making these calls remain mysterious, despite the use of underwater speakers to try to “talk” to some. Continue reading...
Tags: Indonesia, Environment, World news, Fish, Asia Pacific, Wildlife, Conservation, Marine Life, Oceans, Coral

Whoops and grunts: ‘bizarre’ fish songs raise hopes for coral reef recovery

Vibrant soundscape shows Indonesian reef devastated by blast fishing is returning to healthFrom whoops to purrs, snaps to grunts, and foghorns to laughs, a cacophony of bizarre fish songs have shown that a coral reef in Indonesia has returned rapidly to health.Many of the noises had never been recorded before and the fish making these calls remain mysterious, despite the use of underwater speakers to try to “talk” to some. Continue reading...
Tags: Indonesia, Environment, World news, Fish, Asia Pacific, Wildlife, Conservation, Marine Life, Oceans, Coral

Hot news from two billion years ago: plankton actually moved mountains

Our planet’s geology shaped life on Earth. But now scientists reveal it worked the other way around tooThe mighty forces that created our planet’s mountains in ancient days got some unexpected help, scientists have discovered. Their research shows some of Earth’s greatest ranges got a boost from primitive lifeforms whose remains lubricated movements of rock slabs and allowed them to pile up to form mountains.If it had not been for life on Earth, the surface of our planet would have been flatter ...
Tags: Mountains, Science, Environment, UK News, Aberdeen, Earth, Fish, Marine Life, Geology, Glasgow

Sperm Serving as Environmentally Friendly China Quality Substitute for Plastic

In a bid to be “environmentally friendly”, China has exercised its expertise in being questionably competent in the world of science by revealing they are using salmon sperm as an alternative to plastic, which hopefully isn’t a result of the same logic of building bridges with garbage. Chinese scientists are said to have made an […]
Tags: Health, Technology, China, Environment, International, Fish, Bizarre, Anime, Made In China

Weird capsule carrying case to tote around big, live fish

We bought my daughter a far-out astronaut animal backpack for traveling with her cat, but it's got nothing on this portable fish tank called a "Katsugyo Bag." In development by Ma Corporation in Japan, this, um, reefcase is apparently outfitted with technology to keep the water oxygenated and at the correct pressure. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Japan, News, Fish, Ma Corporation

Nurdles: the worst toxic waste you’ve probably never heard of

Billions of these tiny plastic pellets are floating in the ocean, causing as much damage as oil spills, yet they are still not classified as hazardousWhen the X-Press Pearl container ship caught fire and sank in the Indian Ocean in May, Sri Lanka was terrified that the vessel’s 350 tonnes of heavy fuel oil would spill into the ocean, causing an environmental disaster for the country’s pristine coral reefs and fishing industry.Classified by the UN as Sri Lanka’s “worst maritime disaster”, the big...
Tags: Business, Environment, World news, Dolphins, Fish, South and Central Asia, Pollution, Wildlife, Marine Life, Oceans, Travel and transport, Water transport, Un, Cetaceans, Coastlines, Sri Lanka

Sales of eco-friendly pet food soar as owners become aware of impact

Number of products in UK containing MSC-certified sustainable seafood has grown by 57% in last five yearsEco-friendly pet food is on the rise as dog and cat owners become more aware of the impact of their beloved pet’s diet. New figures released exclusively to the Guardian show that the number of pet food products containing Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)-certified sustainable seafood has grown by 57% in the UK during the last five years, from 49 to 77. In the last year alone consumers bought ...
Tags: Food, UK, Cats, Dogs, Animals, Pets, Environment, Fish, Marine Life, Fishing, Msc, Marine Stewardship Council MSC

Shell’s seismic survey on the Wild Coast will be destructive, scientist says

But the oil and gas giant says it follows international best practice The post Shell’s seismic survey on the Wild Coast will be destructive, scientist says appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Turtles, Environment, Dolphins, Fish, Fossil Fuels, Whales, Shell, Seals, St Johns, Morgan Bay, Kevin Cole, Wild Coast, Top Six, Oil And Gas Exploration, Marine Ecosystems, Seismic Blasting