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2005-11-17 08:25:00

By Laura Zuckerman HAGERMAN, Idaho -- After more than a decade growing in the spring waters of a commercial fish farm in southern Idaho, five dozen white sturgeon are ready to give eggs that will be marketed to U.S. caviar connoisseurs. The timing could hardly be better. A recent U.S. ban on beluga caviar from the Caspian and Black seas has sparked a boom for U.S. fish farms, which are stepping in to provide gourmet stores and high-end restaurants the much-loved salted eggs, or roe, from...

2005-09-30 05:56:09

please read in 5th para ...received by Reuters in the Kazakh city of Almaty... instead of ...received by Reuters in the Kazakh capital A corrected repetition follows. ALMATY (Reuters) - The United States will ban imports of beluga caviar from the Caspian Sea from Friday because of concerns that the fish may die out in the wild, an environmental campaign group said. The numbers of beluga, the rarest and most valuable sturgeon which produces the tastiest caviar, have fallen by an...

2005-09-30 06:02:08

ALMATY (Reuters) - The United States will ban imports of beluga caviar from the Caspian Sea from Friday because of concerns that the fish may die out in the wild, an environmental campaign group said. The numbers of beluga, the rarest and most valuable sturgeon which produces the tastiest caviar, have fallen by an estimated 90 percent in the past 20 years as a result of overfishing, pollution and illegal trade, experts say. The United States imports 60 percent of the world's beluga...

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2005-04-19 11:07:28

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- The beluga whale that spent a week in the Delaware River was en route to the ocean when he was last seen, and officials were taking to the air Tuesday to make sure. Wildlife and Coast Guard officials said that the 12-foot mammal known as Helis had not been spotted Tuesday morning. He was last seen late Monday afternoon, swimming south near Fortescue, N.J., on the Delaware Bay, said officials with the Coast Guard and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's...

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2005-04-02 00:30:00

MYSTIC, Conn. (AP) -- After bringing in a parade of males and watching for years as nature never took its course, scientists at Mystic Aquarium have performed what is believed to be the first artificial insemination of a beluga whale. Aquarium scientists, with help from their peers at Sea World, artificially inseminated Kela, a 24-year-old beluga, on Thursday morning. After giving the whale hormones to induce the release of an egg into the reproductive tract, workers used a crane to lift...


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2007-08-10 15:52:34

The Beluga Whale or White Whale (Delphinapterus leucas), is an Arctic and sub-arctic species of marine mammal. It is commonly referred to simply as the Beluga. The Beluga occurs in waters from 50° N to 80° N. There is also an isolated population which travels the St. Lawrence River estuary and the Saguenay Fjord. There is an endangered colony of Belugas in the Cook Inlet in Alaska as well. This small whale can grow up to 16 feet long and is larger than most dolphins, but smaller...

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2007-02-13 13:23:54

The beluga (Huso huso) is a species of anadromous fish in the sturgeon family (Acipenseridae) of order Acipenseriformes. It is found primarily in the Caspian and Black Sea basins, and occasionally in the Adriatic Sea. Heavily fished for the female's valuable roe"”known as beluga caviar"”the beluga is a large, maximum 19 feet (6 meters), slow-growing and late-maturing fish that can live for 150 years. The species' numbers have been greatly reduced by over-fishing or poaching, prompting...

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2005-06-02 08:40:46

Sturgeon (Acipenser) is a genus of 20 different fishes, of which some twenty different species are known, from European, Asiatic and North American rivers. They pass a great part of the year in the sea, but periodically swim into large rivers, some in spring to deposit their spawn, others later in the season for some purpose unknown; only a few of the species are exclusively confined to fresh water. None occur in the tropics or in the southern hemisphere. In Russia the fisheries are of...

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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.