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Flexible Guts Used By Some Alaskan Trout For The Ultimate Binge Diet
2013-03-21 10:22:27

University of Washington Imagine having a daylong Thanksgiving feast every day for a month, then, only pauper's rations the rest of the year. University of Washington researchers have discovered Dolly Varden, a kind of trout, eating just that way in Alaska's Chignik Lake watershed. Organs such as the stomach and intestines in the Dolly Varden doubled to quadrupled in size when eggs from spawning sockeye salmon became available each August, the researchers found. They were like...

Salmon Use Magnetic Maps To Navigate Home
2013-02-08 10:14:44

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new analysis of over 56 years of data has revealed that sockeye salmon use a magnetic map to return to their spawning grounds after years at sea. The findings of this study were published online in the journal Current Biology. "To find their way back home across thousands of kilometers of ocean, salmon imprint on the magnetic field that exists where they first enter the sea as juveniles," said Nathan Putman of Oregon State...

2013-01-23 12:21:29

Campaign for Eco-Safe Tuna Seeks Better Dolphin-Safe Labeling WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Campaign for Eco-Safe Tuna launched an international effort to promote a more sustainable approach to tuna fishing and truth-in-labeling. By educating consumers about the true nature of current tuna fishing and labeling practices, the Campaign for Eco-Safe Tuna seeks to ensure that not only dolphins, but sharks, marine turtles, seabirds, juvenile tuna and other...

2013-01-02 12:21:21

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Last year, millions of viewers tuned in for a new series the critics called "wicked authentic." Now, the salty stars of National Geographic Channel's (NGC) breakout hit Wicked Tuna are back as the show returns for its second season, beginning Sunday, January 13, 2013, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. For more information, visit www.natgeotv.com/wickedtuna and follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/NGC_PR. Wicked Tuna follows a group of spirited fishermen...

2012-12-07 11:37:16

Be careful what you eat, says University of Notre Dame stream ecologist Gary Lamberti. If you're catching and eating fish from a Lake Michigan tributary with a strong salmon run, the stream fish – brook trout, brown trout, panfish – may be contaminated by pollutants carried in by the salmon. Research by Lamberti, professor and chair of biology, and his laboratory has revealed that salmon, as they travel upstream to spawn and die, carry industrial pollutants into Great Lakes...

2012-11-14 20:20:35

OLYMPIA, Wash., Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jim Buck received the highest award from the forestry association at the Washington Forest Protection Association's (WFPA) 104(th) annual meeting last week. The award is in memory of the late Stu Bledsoe, a visionary and leader in the legislature, agriculture and forestry communities. The award goes to those "who have made a difference" in their careers, and in this case, made a difference in the future of forestry in Washington...

2012-11-05 12:22:12

HALIFAX, Nov. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Wildlife Federation supports the recommendations made by the Cohen Commission Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River, particularly those on open net-pen salmon aquaculture. However, CWF disagrees with Commissioner Bruce Cohen's statement that there is no single cause or "smoking gun" to explain the decline in sockeye productivity.  Dr. Sean Brillant, CWF Manager of Marine Programs says "it is clear throughout the...

Fish Oil And Stroke Risk
2012-10-31 17:39:54

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Fish oil supplements have been shown to have many health benefits, but a new study shows taking pills containing the fatty acids can´t completely replace the benefits of eating the fish itself. According to the new report published by the British Medical Journal, a team of international scientists has found eating oily fish twice per week can reduce the odds of stroke, while that same benefit was not seen in people who had...

Big Blue Eyeball Found On Florida Beach Belongs To Swordfish
2012-10-16 09:35:04

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A huge eyeball found on a Florida beach last week by a local resident is believed to be from a swordfish, according to the state Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). On Monday, FWC experts said based on the color of the eye, its size and structure, and along with the presence of bone around it, the animal most-likely associated with it was the large, predatory sport fish. The FWC said DNA testing is currently underway...

BIOSwimmer Is A Robitic Tuna Built By Homeland Security
2012-09-20 16:20:24

For constricted and hard-to-reach underwater places where inspection is necessary, BIOSwimmer is the perfect fish No question about it“¦ they're very good at what they do. But they don't take well to orders, especially those to carry out inspection work in oily or dangerous environments, or in any kind of harsh environment, for that matter. Still, they're one of the fastest and most maneuverable creatures on the planet, having extraordinary abilities at both high and low...


Latest Oily fish Reference Libraries

Brown Trout, Salmo trutta
2013-10-15 12:46:40

The Brown Trout (Salmo trutta) is originally a European species of salmonid fish. It includes both purely freshwater populations, referred to Salmo trutta morpha fario and S. trutta morpha lacustris, and anadromous forms referred to as the sea trout, S. trutta morpha trutta. The latter migrates to the oceans for the majority of its life and returns to freshwater only to spawn. The specific handle trutta comes from the Latin trutta, meaning, literally, “trout”. The lacustrine morph of...

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2007-04-03 00:34:20

The South American pilchard, Sardinops sagax, is a sardine of the Family Clupeidae, the only member of the genus Sardinops, found in the indo-Pacific oceans. Their length is up to 15.75 in (40 cm). It has a number of other common names: Australian pilchard, Blue pilchard, Blue-bait, Californian pilchard, Chilean sardine, Japanese pilchard, Pacific sardine, and Southern African pilchard. The South American pilchard is a coastal species that forms large schools. Coloration is blue green on...

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2007-04-03 00:29:38

The Atlantic herring, Clupea harengus, is the one of the most abundant species of fish on the planet. They can be found on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean congregating together in large schools (or swarms). They can grow up to 17.72 in (45 cm) in length and weigh more than 1.1 lb (0.5 kg). They feed on copepods, krill and small fish, and their natural predators are seals, whales, cod and other larger fish. The Atlantic herring fishery has long been an important part of the economy of New...

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2007-03-26 14:05:51

The Wolf herrings are a family (Chirocentridae) of two marine species of ray-finned fish related to the herrings. Both species have elongated bodies and jaws with long sharp teeth that facilitate their ravenous appetites, mostly for other fish. Both species reach a length of 3.28 ft (1 m). They have silvery sides and bluish backs. They are commercially fished, and marketed fresh or frozen.

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2007-02-21 17:17:07

Australian salmon are medium-sized perciform marine fish of the small family Arripidae. Four species are recognized, all within the genus Arripis; they are found in the waters off southern Australia (including Tasmania) and New Zealand. Despite the common name, Australian salmon are not related to the salmon (family Salmonidae) of the Northern Hemisphere; the former were named so by early European settlers after their superficial resemblance to the salmoniform fishes. Relatively long-lived...

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