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2010-01-11 06:35:00

Thousands of San Francisco's famous sea lions are now calling the Oregon Coast home after their mysterious disappearance from San Francisco's famous Pier 39. Marine experts now believe the sea mammals headed 500 miles north to the Sea Lion Caves near Florence, beginning in October, about the same time San Francisco's population began to dwindle. The California sea lions appear to have made the trip for a cooler climate and the abundance of anchovies at the Oregon site. Bob Emmett, a fisheries...

2009-04-13 09:57:53

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the recall of all Mrs. Grissom's- and Grace's HomeStyle-brand cheese spread and dips due to a labeling error. Company officials said the Worcestershire sauce used in the products contains undeclared anchovies, posing a health risk to people allergic to fish. The products were distributed through retail grocery and dollar stores in Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and West Virginia. Consumers with questions regarding...

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2009-03-23 06:55:00

A dangerous nerve toxin emitted by algae off California's coast seems to be distressing creatures in the deep ocean. U.S. researchers believe this poisonous algae is a much larger danger that originally thought. According to a Reuters report, this algea, known as Pseudo-nitzschia, can create hazardous, large amounts of domoic acid. "It's a natural neurotoxin. It is produced by a diatom, which is a phytoplankton. As other animals eat this phytoplankton, like sardines or anchovies, this toxin...

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2008-10-31 11:34:47

Researchers in Germany and Canada reported on Thursday that climate change could effect the global food chain by supporting animals with short life spans rather than their larger long-lived predators. Researchers noted that animals showed widely differing "thermal windows" -- a range of temperatures in which they best feed, grow and reproduce, meaning that global warming would have a varying effect on each species. "Climate change will favor species with wide thermal windows, short life...

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2008-10-29 14:31:16

Scientists reported on Wednesday that one-third of the world's ocean fish catch is ground up for animal feed "” a potential problem for marine ecosystems and a waste of a resource that could directly nourish humans. Anchovies, sardines, menhaden and other small- to medium-sized fish often thought of as bait are being used to feed pigs, chickens and farm-raised fish, researchers wrote in a study to be published in November in the Annual Review of Environment and Resources. The study said...

2008-10-06 00:00:20

By Jennifer Gomez; Brenda Lim KUALA LUMPUR: Local fish in ponds and rivers in Perak and the Klang Valley are in danger of being wiped out due to two highly aggressive predator fishes which are wreaking havoc in the waterways. Environmentalists have raised the alarm that if the biological invasion by the carnivorous peacock bass and the zebra cichlid (both from the cichlid family) is not checked, it will cause havoc on biodiversity and the livelihood of riverine fishermen. Where these...

2008-08-15 03:00:18

By Anonymous Scientists recently reported that an increase of epileptic seizures and behavioral abnormalities in California sea lions could be the result of low-dose exposure to the algal toxin domoic acid as a fetus. The findings, by Frances Gulland of the California Marine Mammal Center, showed this brain disturbance to be a newly recognized chronic disease. John Ramsdell of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Center for Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research...

2008-08-06 15:00:27

6 fresh thyme sprigs 1 whole wild or farmed salmon (about 4 pounds), gutted and scaled Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1/4 cup fennel fronds 3 large egg whites, beaten until frothy 1 lemon 6 anchovy fillets 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more if needed 1 small shallot, minced 1 cup packed fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary leaves 1 tablespoon capers, drained and chopped Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking...

2008-08-06 00:00:20

By Mark Prado, The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. Aug. 5--The endangered brown pelican, which faced extinction in California 50 years ago, is returning in record numbers to the Farallon Islands, according to the Point Reyes Bird Observatory. "It's good to see that there are that many on the Farallon Islands," said Melissa Pitkin, the observatory's education and outreach director. "It's an amazing story." The bird observatory -- now known as PRBO Conservation Science- has been...

2008-08-05 12:00:28

Eating certain fish -- except fried -- lowers the risk of silent strokes that can lead to dementia and stroke, Finnish researchers said. Silent brain infarcts -- only detectable by brain scans and found in about 20 percent of otherwise healthy elderly people -- can lead to dementia and stroke. The study, published in the journal Neurology, found those eating tuna, salmon, mackerel, herring, sardines or anchovies three times or more per week had a nearly 26 percent lower risk of having...


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European Anchovy, Engraulis encrasicolus
2013-10-15 12:37:19

The European Anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus) is a forage fish somewhat related to the herring. Anchovies are classed in the family Engraulidae. It is easily distinguishable by its deeply cleft mouth, the angle of the gape being behind the eyes. The snout is pointed and it extends beyond the lower jaw. The fish looks much like a sprat in having a forked tail and a single dorsal fin, but the body is slender and round. The maximum length of this fish is 8 ½ inches long. These...

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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'