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2009-09-03 11:08:46

U.S. and Canadian scientists say natural resource managers are overlooking steep historical reductions in the numbers of freshwater fish. Kirk Winemiller of Texas A&M University and Paul Humphries, of Charles Sturt University in New South Wales, Australia, argue a result of that neglect of historical records has led to watershed planning often built on estimates of baseline abundances of fish, freshwater mussels, beavers and other aquatic fauna that are much lower than actual past...

2009-09-01 09:41:11

Steep reductions in the abundance of fish, shellfish, and other aquatic fauna in recent centuries are not restricted to animals that live in the sea: historical records show that species in rivers and lakes worldwide also experienced sharp declines. Yet the significance of these declines in freshwater species is frequently overlooked by natural resource managers, according to an article in the September 2009 issue of BioScience.Authors Paul Humphries and Kirk Winemiller argue that as a result...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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