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2009-08-03 15:57:47

Climate change and other stresses expected to affect entire populations of fishEntire populations of North American fish already are being affected by several emerging diseases, a problem that threatens to increase in the future with climate change and other stresses on aquatic ecosystems, according to a noted U.S. Geological Survey researcher giving an invited talk on this subject today at the Wildlife Disease Association conference in Blaine, Wash."A generation ago, we couldn't have imaged...

2008-06-16 18:00:16

By BRYCE PETERSON For the Journal About 20 miles north of Pecos, on the banks of the Pecos River, sit a couple of man-made ponds full of small rainbow trout just waiting to become the first to hit a kid's baited hook. Just don't get too confused by the name -- or names. The sign, posted by the U.S. Forest Service, which manages the land, proclaims the name Cowles Ponds, after the former town that occupied the site. But on the state Game and Fish stocking report, the same ponds are...

2006-04-24 19:06:36

SALT LAKE CITY -- A disease that can deform trout, cause them to chase their own tail and eventually lead to their starvation will get special attention this year from legislators, who want to try to reduce its effects on commercial and recreational fisheries. More than a dozen private fish hatcheries have tested positive for whirling disease in Utah since 1991, causing multiple commercial trout facilities to either shut down or be quarantined at a cost of millions of dollars to the...


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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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