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2013-09-24 10:49:15

A fast fish with a huge impact Globalization is breaking down barriers – also for plants and animals on the lookout for new homes. Rivers are also changing, in particular through the introduction of non-native species, often brought in by passing ships. In the Danube River, scientists have been observing a fish species conquering a new habitat and creating a totally new ecosystem in the process. Recent decades have seen massive changes to many river systems. To improve passage for...

2012-08-02 23:00:56

ScienceAlerts.com is a new social network featuring the latest information in the basic and applied sciences of biology, agriculture, environment, forestry, geography and health. The members of this new website monitor 4,839 journals publishing in these fields and alert visitors in real-time through topic-specific site content and RSS feeds. The latest addition to this website is the Geography Sciences Category with more than 66,700 articles selected from over 420 scientific geography...

2012-05-02 13:27:55

Breeding is on their minds as the mating season draws to an end. Guys drop dead by the hour, making goby girls go all out in their hunt for a mate to father their offspring. We're often told that males are eager and females coy. But the story is not quite so simple if you are a two-spotted goby, researchers from NTNU's Department of Biology have found. Two-spotted gobies are tiny fishes with a remarkable sex life amongst the seaweeds. Snorkeling in chilly Nordic waters, PhD candidate...

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2010-04-11 08:28:21

Two notorious Great Lakes invaders"”the zebra mussel and the round goby"”now play a central role in transferring toxic chemicals called PCBs up the food chain and into Saginaw Bay walleyes, one of that region's most popular sport fish. The links between zebra mussels, round gobies and contaminated Saginaw Bay walleyes is a disturbing example of unanticipated problems that can occur when non-native species get loose in the Great Lakes, said University of Michigan fishery biologist...

2009-08-12 15:33:26

Canadian scientists say they have discovered an alarming invasion of round goby fish into Great Lakes tributaries that might threaten endangered fishes. The researchers from the University of Toronto, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and the University of Guelph identified a significant invasion of round goby (neogobius melanostomus) into many Great Lakes tributaries, including several areas of the Thames, Sydenham, Ausable and Grand rivers. This invasion poses many potential threats...

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2009-08-11 12:30:00

Canadian scientists uncover alarming invasion of round goby into Great Lakes tributaries: impact on endangered fishes likely to be seriousA team of scientists from the University of Toronto, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and the University of Guelph has identified a drastic invasion of round goby into many Great Lakes tributaries, including several areas of the Thames, Sydenham, Ausable and Grand Rivers. A number of the affected areas are known as "species-at-risk" hot spots."This...

2009-06-15 10:55:00

New research could help scientists tackle infestation of Great LakesScientists have found the existence of two types of males of a fiercely invasive fish spreading through the Great Lakes, which may provide answers as to how they rapidly reproduce.The research, published in the Journal of Great Lakes Research, looks at the aggressive round goby, a bottom-dwelling fish which infested the Great Lakes watersheds around 1990. Presently, they are working their way inland through rivers and canal...

2008-09-07 21:00:11

Federal researchers say they have discovered pesticides that can control voracious round gobies that have invaded the U.S. Great Lakes and Mississippi River. U.S. Geological Survey biologists say two poisons have proved effective in targeting gobies, native to the Caspian Sea region, if the poisons are applied in a special formula that spreads them across only the bottom 2 inches of a lake or riverbed, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. The scientists say the poisons' only practical...

2008-09-07 15:00:12

By DAN EGAN Federal researchers have announced that they have discovered certain pesticides can be used to control the voracious round gobies that have invaded the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basin. The bad news is there probably isn't enough fish poison in the world to kill all the bulging-eyed little fish that have infested North American waters in the last two decades. Gobies, a native of the Caspian Sea region, were first discovered in the Great Lakes in 1990 and have since...

2008-08-17 18:00:23

Biologists have confirmed the first cases of avian botulism on Lake Michigan this year. Four shorebirds that washed up at Ludington State Park in mid-July represented the furthest south that botulism has been found on the lake, although more than 8,000 birds died of the disease along northern Michigan last fall, the Detroit Free Press reported Sunday. Avian botulism is not harmful to humans and occurs naturally in the Great Lakes where about 50,000 birds have died on Lake Erie and Lake...


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glogg
  • 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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