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Giant Amazon Fish Has Become Extinct In Some Local Fishing Communities
2014-08-14 03:55:38

An international team of scientists has discovered that a large, commercially important fish from the Amazon Basin has become extinct in some local fishing communities.

extinction event
2014-07-25 04:50:18

After nearly 3.5 billion years of evolutionary trial and error, the biodiversity of our planet is the highest it has ever been. An international group of scientists warns, however, that it may be reaching a tipping point.

Threats Of Overfishing And Extinction Can Be Predicted Decades Before Population Declines
2013-09-18 12:19:10

A new UC Santa Barbara study shows that threats created by overfishing can be identified decades before the fish species at risk experience high overly harvest rates and subsequent population declines.

2013-02-28 13:54:37

Protection of marine areas from fishing increases density and biomass of fish and invertebrates (such as lobster and scallops).


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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