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California Bluefin Tuna Found Carrying Radiation From Japan's 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Disaster
2012-05-29 10:46:09

Low-level radiation has been found in populations of bluefin tuna off the coast of California, a new study has found, noting that the fish are carrying radioactive material from Japanese waters more than 6,000 miles away. Researchers have found “modestly elevated levels” of two radioactive isotopes in bluefin tuna caught off the coast of San Diego in August 2011. They said the tuna picked up the radiation by swimming and feeding in the waters off the coast of Japan where the...

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2010-11-27 15:40:00

Researchers at the Spanish Oceanographic Institute (IEO) have taken a new step towards achieving the domestication of bluefin tuna. A dozen juveniles have been adapted to the captivity in land based facilities, something that had already been successfully achieved in Japan, Australia and the USA in other species of tuna.Research scientists Fernando de la Gándara and Aurelio Ortega, along with technicians Juan Ram³n Prieto and Javier Viguri from the tuna culture team at the IEO, have...

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2010-04-21 07:51:08

New research provides insight into healthier consumption of sushi New research showing that that mercury levels are higher in some species of tuna could help consumers minimize their consumption of the silvery metal in their sushi and provide a powerful new tool for regulatory organizations. The new research"”combining DNA barcoding at that American Museum of Natural History with analysis of mercury content at Rutgers University"”is published in Biology Letters early online...

2010-03-18 13:01:00

In the news release, CITES Fails to Protect Atlantic Bluefin Tuna, issued 18-Mar-2010 by Pew Environment Group over PR Newswire, we are advised by the organization that there is an updated first paragraph. The complete, corrected release follows: CITES Fails to Protect Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Pew Urges ICCAT to Learn its Lesson in Doha and Act to Save This Fish DOHA, Qatar, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Susan Lieberman, director of international policy for the Pew Environment...

2010-03-18 10:22:00

Pew Urges ICCAT to Learn its Lesson in Doha and Act to Save This Fish DOHA, Qatar, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Susan Lieberman, director of international policy for the Pew Environment Group, issued the following statement today in response to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) committee vote on Monaco's proposal to prohibit international trade of Atlantic bluefin tuna. The proposal failed by a vote of 20 for, 68 against, and 30 abstentions. The...

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2009-11-20 07:40:48

While most of us would never willingly consume a highly endangered species, doing so might be as easy as plucking sushi from a bento box. New genetic detective work from the Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics at the American Museum of Natural History shows that bluefin tuna is routinely plated in sushi bars sampled in New York and Colorado. A quarter of what was labeled as tuna on sushi menus was bluefin, and some was even escolar, a waxy, buttery fish often labeled "white tuna" that...

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2008-11-01 10:24:57

A giant Atlantic bluefin tuna weighing more than half a ton had the honor of being fitted with the 1000th electronic tracking tag placed on this threatened species when it was caught and released on Monday (October 20) in the Gulf of St. Lawrence off Port Hood, Nova Scotia. The prized fish, which measured 10 feet in length, was tagged by a scientific team from the Tag-A-Giant campaign of Stanford University, Dalhousie University and the Monterey Bay Aquarium, working in collaboration with...


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