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2006-06-28 20:55:19

By Waheed Khan KHARO CHAN, Pakistan (Reuters) - A year in an Indian jail hasn't put 13-year-old Rasool Baksh off returning to Pakistan's Arabian sea coast and going back to sea.

2006-05-10 18:02:27

A Greek fisherman has handed over to authorities a large section of an ancient bronze statue brought up in his nets in the Aegean Sea, officials said on Monday.

2006-04-15 20:05:00

Sitting alone in a short wooden boat, Ugandan fisherman Mike Selwanga hauls his nets in one-by-one -- only to find them all empty.

2006-04-09 22:04:37

By Nick Tattersall NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - Harouna Diop remembers the days when there were only six small wooden fishing boats working the waters off Nouakchott's barren coastline.

2006-02-20 08:25:00

Fish that leap into passing boats may be a fisherman's fantasy, but scientists fear that hyperactive Asian carp will reach the U.S. Great Lakes, devour the base of the food chain and spoil drinking water for 40 million people.

2006-01-19 02:20:00

A slimy jellyfish weighing as much as a sumo wrestler has Japan's fishing industry in the grip of its poisonous tentacles. Vast numbers of Echizen kurage, or Nomura's jellyfish, have appeared around Japan's coast since July.

2005-11-18 08:07:39

By Timothy Gardner ASTORIA, Ore (Reuters) - A state employee wielding a wooden club walked the slippery docks looking for a sea lion oozing blood from a gunshot wound.

2005-10-07 07:47:52

By Bill Tarrant THARANGAMBADI, India (Reuters) - New fiberglass fishing boats stretch as far as the eye can see along the beach in this former Danish colony in southern India, where the December 26 tsunami swept children, homes and livelihoods out to sea.


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Greater Bulldog Bat, Noctilio leporinus
2012-06-28 20:59:54

The greater bulldog bat (Noctilio leporinus), also known as the fisherman bat, is native to Latin America. Its range extends from Mexico to northern Argentina, and includes most of the Caribbean Islands. Despite its large range, its distribution is fragmented due to its preferred habitats with an abundance of water. The greater bulldog bat is threatened by deforestation, water pollution, and changing water levels, but with no immediate danger and a large range, the IUCN has placed it as a...

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Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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