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Ancient Shark Spawned Like Salmon
2014-01-07 15:16:19

[ Watch the Video: Evidence Of Ancient Shark Migration In Reverse ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study published on Tuesday in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology has found that a certain species of ancient shark behaved like salmon in reverse – swimming from freshwater into the ocean for spawning. The study of the long-snouted Bandringa provides the earliest known evidence of shark migration – which took place 310 million years ago in a region now...

Thinking 'Big' May Not Be The Best Way To Save Large-river Fish
2013-05-23 13:57:04

University of Wisconsin-Madison Large-river specialist fishes – from giant species like paddlefish and blue catfish, to tiny crystal darters and silver chub – are in danger, but researchers say there is greater hope to save them if major tributaries identified in a University of Wisconsin-Madison study become a focus of conservation efforts. The study says 60 out of 68 U.S. species, or 88 percent of fish species found exclusively in large-river ecosystems like the...

2012-01-05 16:39:24

In 1997, scientists at the Center for Neurodynamics at the University of Missouri - St. Louis demonstrated that special sensors covering the elongated snout of paddlefish are electroreceptors that help the fish detect prey by responding to the weak voltage gradients that swimming zooplankton create in the surrounding water. Now some of the same researchers have found that the electroreceptors contain oscillators, which generate rhythmical firing of electrosensory neurons. The oscillators...

Nearly All Vertebrates Descended From Ancestor With Sixth Sense
2011-10-12 04:49:05

A new study finds that sharks, paddlefishes and certain other aquatic vertebrates have a sixth sense: the ability to detect weak electrical fields in the water, and to use this information to detect prey, communicate and orient themselves. The study, which caps more than a quarter century of work, found that the vast majority of vertebrates — roughly 30,000 species of land animals (including humans) and a roughly equal number of ray-finned fishes — descended from a common...

2008-10-04 00:00:13

By Jeff Leonard While working in the Sugar Lake area last week, Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Agent Steve Nichols ran into a Missouri angler with not one but four great fish stories and some arms that ached from handling a fishing rod. Millard McGlothen of Kansas City and his buddy had hooked up his boat and drove to the lake in hopes of snagging a few buffalo or other non-game fish, but what ended up at the end of their lines put them and their equipment to the ultimate test....

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2008-07-23 09:05:00

Long after Missouri's spring paddlefish-snagging season ended, Josh Lallaman is still chasing the giant creatures. Five days a week, he launches his boat on the Osage River and follows fish that he implanted with radio transmitters back in March. His goal? To unravel some of the mysteries surrounding one of Missouri's biggest fish. "We knew before we even started this project that paddlefish are capable of traveling great distances," said Lallaman, a graduate student in the University of...

2008-07-20 03:00:24

By Brent Frazee, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jul. 20--O SAGE BEACH, Mo. -- Long after Missouri's spring paddlefish-snagging season ended, Josh Lallaman is still chasing the giant creatures. Five days a week, he launches his boat on the Osage River and follows fish that he implanted with radio transmitters back in March. His goal? To unravel some of the mysteries surrounding one of Missouri's biggest fish. "We knew before we even started this project that paddlefish are capable of...

2008-06-25 18:02:37

It's been a wonderful ride. Fun-filled, great people galore, excellent experiences. But it's time to bring this fun run to an end. There are too many things that I want to do without being tied to deadlines and office hours, camera straps and pens and notebooks. I can spend more time with my granddaughters, whether fishing, "treasure" hunting or exploring the variety of other fun outdoors activities. And I can spend more time fishing with my wife, whether we're sitting on the banks...

2007-09-06 12:06:49

By Jeff Packham The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation will soon be throwing a line into the caviar market pool to see if there are any bites. The Wildlife Conservation Commission, which governs the department, approved on Tuesday the funding of $602,000 for a pilot program designed to sell paddlefish eggs wholesale throughout the world. The project is expected to be a positive for fishermen, the paddlefish and the department. According to department officials, the fishermen...

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2005-05-06 16:49:04

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- In a busy San Francisco delicatessen that caters to Eastern European immigrants and city dwellers craving ethnic food, customers snapped up caviar for as much as $240 a pound. Yet this caviar came not from Russia's Caspian Sea, but from the nearby Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, where authorities say poachers illegally sold roe and flesh from rare white sturgeon, the largest freshwater fish in North America. Trailed early Thursday by news cameras, state game...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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