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2008-10-13 09:00:25

By Associated Press Federal wildlife officials are re-examining the status of six threatened or endangered species in Utah. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it is reviewing the species to see whether they need more protection or less. Included in the review is the June sucker, which is known to live only in Utah Lake and its tributaries. About $39 million has been spent trying to save the fish, which is classified as endangered. The status of several plants in Utah will also be...

2008-10-08 09:00:24

By Associated Press Federal wildlife officials are re-examining the status of six threatened or endangered species in Utah. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it is reviewing the species to see whether they need more protection or less. Included in the review is the June sucker, which is known to live only in Utah Lake and its tributaries. About $39 million has been spent trying to save the fish, which is classified as endangered. The status of several plants in Utah will also be...

2008-09-18 09:10:00

By Stephen Speckman Deseret News The June suckers' days are numbered in Utah Lake, but other species that the state wants to foster, including the sage grouse, are on the rebound, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Reed Harris, director of the department's recovery programs, gave an update to Utah lawmakers in a committee meeting Wednesday. He told them about eradication projects and how the Endangered Species Mitigation Fund is being used in Utah. For the 2008 fiscal year,...

2008-06-27 12:02:35

By Donald W. Meyers, The Salt Lake Tribune Jun. 27--PROVO -- While there is worldwide demand for carp, commercial fishermen would likely need a financial incentive to harvest the fish from Utah Lake, a water official said Thursday. Michael D. Mills, June Sucker recovery program coordinator for the Central Utah Water Conservancy District, delivered that message Thursday to the Utah Lake Commission. He said the state likely would have to offer a subsidy to get people to come and remove the...


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2007-03-14 20:07:30

The White sucker, Catostomus commersonii, is a bottom-feeding freshwater fish inhabiting North America from Labrador in the north to Georgia and New Mexico in the south. It is a long, round-bodied fish with a dark green, grey, copper, brown, or black back and sides and a light underbelly. When full grown, it is between 12 and 20 in long and weighs between 2 and 4 lb. It will eat almost anything it can, but most commonly small invertebrates and plant matter. Larger predatory fish species such...

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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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